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Cries and Whispers

Released 1972
Distributor New World Pictures

Brilliantly photographed by Bergman’s longtime cameraman Sven Nykvist, this 1972 film about the psychological gamesmanship among three sisters and their faithful servant was an arthouse hit even though initial distributors were loathe to pick it up – it fell to Roger Corman and New World Pictures to give Bergman’s film the boost it needed.

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About Bernard Rose

Bernard Rose was one of the pioneering music video directors in the early days of MTV,  shooting Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and Red Red Wine for UB40. Rose’s feature credits as writer and director include Paperhouse, Candyman, Immortal Beloved, Ivansxtc, Anna Karenina, and Two Jacks. Rose has recently completed his Japanese language ‘Samurai Marathon 1855’ for producers Jeremy Thomas & Toshiaki Nakazawa. You can check out his work at

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