Tuesday, February 25, 2014

#Apples from Viskningar och rop (Cries and whispers)

Apples, grapes and other unidentified fruits add variety of color to this movie that is saturated with red. Red walls and...blood. Red is a powerful color  represents passion, lust and other intense emotions. The story appears to be quite straight forward but the relationships between the characters are complex and disturbing. Agnes is terribly ill and her two sisters decide to visit her so they can be with her but they cannot connect with her, the only person with whom Agnes can feel safe and relieved is with Anna, her beloved maid. The atmosphere is bleak, gut wrenching and quite depressive. The human soul can be quite strange, indeed. The fruit is perhaps the only healthy element in this unique and haunting film.

"Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick with love." Song of Solomon 2:5


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