Cries and Whispers is far too pretentious too be taken seriously. The fact that Ingmar Bergman is still regarded as a masterful director is one of those big mysteries in cinema. Sadly Bergman's films spanned during the 50's all the way up to the 80's, shame, as Bergman could have really made it into today's generation; with its silly emotional silliness, confronting life's many many flaws, but I'm sorry to say things such as this are absurd and should not be taken seriously at all.
This is just a film for artsies, I wouldn't watch it.
Utter pretentious garbage.