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Brink of Life
Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1958 • Sweden
Starring Ingrid Thulin, Eva Dahlbeck, Bibi Andersson
At the height of his international acclaim, Ingmar Bergman followed two meditations on death, THE SEVENTH SEAL and WILD STRAWBERRIES, with an examination of the mystery and pain of birth. This intimate chamber drama, set in a maternity ward, follows the emotional crises of three women as they grapple with motherhood. Another major success for the director that was also recognized for its exquisite performances by Ingrid Thulin, Eva Dahlbeck, and Bibi Andersson, BRINK OF LIFE is one of Bergman’s most brilliantly nuanced explorations of the inner lives of women.