Well, I adore Bergman. He knows how to work with colors. The movie is overwhelmed with tones of brown and yellow emphasizing the season. (remember Cries and Whispers' red tones)However it is not just an autumn of a certain year, no; the autumn of the lives. You expect to witness a nostalgic conversation, however are shaken with a severe confrontation of two leading characters about the past acts. (sins ?) Very brief flashbacks, static camera with fabulous art direction has created a masterpiece, that is worth to view again and again. Liv Ullman's performance was notable, I should say: a benchmark for actors and actresses which is not exceeded till now yet.