In 1978 it was a big deal to see a Bergman/Bergman collaboration (no relation), those two icons of Swedish cinema, and Ingrid Bergman herself a Hollywood legend. This was her last performance in a feature film, one where she played a neglectful mother who has a tearjerking and harrowing (as most Ingmar Bergman movies were) reunion with her daughter. Liv Ullmann, the director's frequent muse, matched every beat of Bergman's portrayal, but Ingrid Bergman of course was the one to receive the Oscar nomination, also her last. It's a sad but powerful film that explores the complicated mother/daughter relationship- Bergman was always interested in female psyches and familial relationships, and this was also his last film not made originally for television. Both Bergmans chose a good one to go out on.
Original 1978 Trailer: