Ingrid Bergman's last film was her first time working with another famed Swede: Ingmar Bergman. 1978's Autumn Sonata, coincidentally to the name, is Ingrid's swan song to acting, and she is amazing in it. Though so is the rest of the cast. It's a melodrama, yes, but one so intense that it's bursting at the seams with emotion. In lesser hands it may have been too corny to be enjoyed, but Ingmar, his cast and crew pull off the story of a mother visiting her estranged daughter flawlessly and quite poignantly. A film as equally hard to watch as it is to keep from being drawn in.
Lost in Criterion talks about Autumn Sonata in this week's episode.