Beautful example of Bergman eschewing the expressionism of his previous films. Natural lighting illuminates this stark, austere chamber drama featuring a tremendous performance by Harriet Andersson as a young woman slipping into mental illness, isolated on a island, surrounded by her father, brother and husband. Part of Bergman's religion triology from Criterion. The religious aspect is understated (finding God through the familial love) and not overt like Winter Light.

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