Quite an austere use of the B&W medium -- more white and black if you ask me. I just got the feeling that the film stock was overexposed throughout the entire picture. Obviously, this was intentional -- suggesting what thematically? That is my question. Women are more pure than men? Not sure. Lovely to see many of the most popular female members of the Bergman troupe get together on screen sans Bergman. Charming.