"I was quite tired of the entertainment Arne Mattsson made me perform, where I had to run blonde and beautiful through a meadow hand in hand with a young man. Bergman made me so ugly as soon as he clapped eyes on me, so I didn’t need to feel that I was putting on a show. Those difficult, psychological roles suited me better."
January 27, 1926 — January 7, 2004
Ingrid Thulin in Bergman’s “Tystnaden” (The Silence, 1963)
Helmut Berger & Ingrid Thulin in “La caduta degli dei”
Karin, I want us to be friends. I want us to talk to each other. After all, we’re sisters.
Behind the scenes: Ingmar Bergman and Ingrid Thulin (Cries and Whispers 1972)
Cries and Whispers // Viskningar och rop (Ingmar Berman - 1972)
The people I am most fond of in all the world were with me. I could hear their chatting around me. I could feel the presence of their bodies, the warmth of their hands. I wanted to hold the moment fast and thought, “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.