Viskningar och rop [Cries and Whispers]
Ingmar Bergman on set
Liv Ullmann under the Swedish sun in masterpiece “Persona”, 1960 directed by Ingmar Bergman.
Karin, I want us to be friends. I want us to talk to each other. After all, we’re sisters.
We wish you all a happy and joyous Christmas. I Hope we meet again on St. Stephen’s Day, strengthened in body and soul. Merry Christmas
No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.
- Ingmar Bergman
Come what may, this is happiness. I cannot wish for anything better. Now, for a few minutes, I can experience perfection. And I feel profoundly grateful to my life, which gives me so much.
I will never be like you, never. I change all the time.
Could you describe somehow the way he has influenced your life?
Well, it has been 40 years. He is the father of my child. He was my best friend, and we shared so much, because I was his actress. And after all, I was directing some of his scripts. We had a lot of fun together, we laughed a lot. As I said, because he always took his work seriously, he made it possible for all of us who worked with him to take the work seriously too. It wasn’t for money, but commitment. (…) I have worked with good directors, especially in the theatre. But working with Ingmar was special. He allowed me to use everything creative within me, as much as I know about my craft. There are no secrets left, that haven’t been challenged. He was there just as an inspiration. - Liv Ullmann