Scenes From a Marriage

Scenes From a Marriage


Film runs
Sun, Dec 15
Wed, Dec 18

Scenes From a Marriage
Ingmar Bergman, 1974
Sweden | Format: Digibeta | 168 minutes

Bergman's first shot-for-TV effort, Scenes originally ran 300 minutes in six parts—each with a chapter title ranging from "Innocence and panic ..." to "In the middle of the night, in a dark house..." A truly harrowing chronicle—much of it in lacerating close-up—of the death of what initially looks like a perfect marriage. Erland Josephson and Liv Ullmann are nothing short of miraculous as they fight out over a period of years all of the skirmishes and assaults, retreats and truces, betrayals and surrenders  that constitute their coming apart and reconstitution—as couple and individuals. A Swedish-TV Civil War, Scenes makes us see how poisonous and sustaining the umbilicals of Bergman's marital unions can be.

Series: Liv & Ingmar: The Films

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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