When a famous concert-pianist (Ingrid Bergman) goes home to Sweden for a reunion with the now-married, self-sacrificing daughter (Liv Ullmann) she essentially abandoned in favor of her career, the two women try to make their peace with the past.  In flashback and in closeup, during a ferocious 24-hour encounter session, Bergman makes us see that the past is a country that can be revisited, but never really altered.  “This long night's journey into day allows the director's namesake to give a remarkable performance, displaying every aspect of her screen personality over the years–naivete, sophistication, gaiety, and tragedy. It was Ingrid Bergman's first Swedish film for almost 40 years and, sadly, her last feature before her death.” —Bergan and Karney, Holt Foreign Film Guide.