In "Passion," Bergman addresses his recurring theme of human isolation. Eva is a vulnerable woman in search of identity, Elis a successful architect whose cynical veneer is a barrier to intimacy. Anna deals with her own plight by righteously proclaiming the value of "honesty" in relationships, yet deceives herself about her own unsuccessful marriage. Soon enough, Andreas remembers why he'd craved solitude in the first place. In this multi-layered character study, Bergman includes sequences where the actors actually step out of character to comment on the roles they're playing — a fascinating touch. Beautifully photographed by the immortal Sven Nykvist, "Anna" is a stunning accomplishment.