Saraband

  • Dir: Ingmar Bergman

  • Sweden, 2003, 107min, DCP

  • Cast: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Börje Ahlstedt

The swan song of the legendary Bergman, before he put out the light of his magic lantern. Thirty years after Scenes of a Marriage (1973), Marianne (Liv Ullmann) makes a surprise visit to her ex-husband Johan (Erland Josephson), who is now forming new trenches in the battles with his widowed son and his trapped daughter. In this powerful yet painfully honest tale about selfish relationships, inability to love and compulsion to create misery on others, Bergman keeps his instincts in capturing savage truths till the end, and offers no resolution.

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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