The Passion of Anna (En Passion)
The Passion of Anna (En Passion) (1970)

Liv Ullmann plays the widowed, crippled Anna Fromm, who while traveling on a remote island calls upon reclusive ex-convict Andreas (Max von Sydow) in order to use his telephone. After Anna leaves, Andreas discovers she's left her purse… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 28, 1970
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2004
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Derek Adams
Time Out

Another bold step forward in Bergman's analysis of human isolation.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Flawed, but still brilliant, The Passion is an essential.

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TV Guide

The Passion of Anna employs some interesting techniques, such as interviews with each of the four main actors and also sheds some light on many of the baroque mannerisms and symbols that have come to be associated with Bergman.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The Passion of Anna is one of Bergman's most beautiful films (it is his second in color), all tawny, wintry grays and browns, deep blacks, and dark greens, highlighted occasionally by splashes of red, sometimes blood.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Sven Nykvist's color cinematography makes Ullmann's blue eyes a thing to behold.

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The "passion" of the film's title is not a physical suffering, like Christ's at Golgotha, but an emotional one, an exposing of oneself to the world for the sake of love.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

A tentative, plotless film that pulses with the rhythms of life rather than the rhythms of drama.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Never less than fascinating, even when it falters.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Um filme de erros e acertos: o plano final, por exemplo, é brilhante; em contrapartida, as entrevistas com os atores durante a projeção acabam soando apenas pretensiosas.

Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
♥Robyn M♥
The Passion of Anna, which takes place on a remote island, is an extremely complex tale about four people trying to fill the voids left by disillusion and past… More
Cassandra Maples
Bergman is the master when it comes to dealing with the intricacies of love and relationships, this film is extraordinary in the way it slowly gives us an… More
Daniel Dolgin
If you make it past a very dull first 50 mins you should enjoy it. If it remained at the same pace as the first fifty-minutes this would've been more… More