ingrid bergman & liv ullman are such legends, and the thing is they would've still been legends from this film alone. it's honestly the perfect performance piece. i shouldn't be in such shock by how impactful this is, considering it's bergman. just cinema at its most perfect honestly. like kieslowski later did, bergman shows the world in such a personal way that it becomes its own singular world but never once sacrifices its raw honesty and connectivity. heartbreaking.
perfect cinematic lyricism. perhaps the best piece about grief in any medium. kieslowski has been one of my favorite directors for a long time now, and i've owned my criterion edition of the three colors trilogy for a while, so i just can't believe i had never made a move on watching this trilogy, his most famous and probably most acclaimed work. i do wish i had experienced this soul crushing beauty back when i first got into kieslowski's work,…