Shame is a 1968 Swedish black-and-white film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and starring Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow. The film explores shame, stress, jealousy, self-loathing and anxiety through a politically unaware couple attempting to flee a war-ravaged European nation. Parts of Shame would be addressed in characters' dreams in Bergman's later film, The Passion of Anna.
Pauline Kael reviewed the film in The New Yorker in December 1968. She was an admirer of the film : " Shame is a masterpiece, - a vision of the effect of war on two people, - but - it is full of characters and incidents - in many ways, [it is] Bergman's equivalent of Godard's Week End - also an account of what people do to survive - Liv Ullmann is superb in the demanding central role, - Gunnar Bjornstrand is beautifully restrained as an aging man clinging to the wreckage of his life. The subject is our responses to death, but a work of art is a true sign of life."
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