The summit of Bergman’s career. . . . The film’s extreme visual inflection transforms the meticulous study of their day-to-day wrangles into symbols of psychological disturbance. With uncomfortably intense closeups, disorienting angles, harsh contrasts, and abrupt editing, along with dream imagery and fantasy sequences, he evokes his prime subject: the inner life, and, above all, his own turbulent visions.
February 02, 2018