Scenes from a Marriage (1-3) (Scener ur ett äktenskap)

  • Dir: Ingmar Bergman

  • Sweden, 1973, 146min, DCP

  • Cast: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson, Jan Malmsjö

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy’s apothegm was never more well evinced than in Bergman’s tense fugue about marriage. Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson play a seemingly happy couple for 10 years. Their marital harmony however turns out to be a perfect disguise of hate, fight, betrayal and infidelity. Shot in intense close-ups, and featuring electrifying performances, Bergman explores the emotional tug-of-war that reveals the ultimate joys and pains of a complex relationship. And honestly, there’s no happy ending. The 5-hour TV full version will be screened.

1975 Golden Globe Awards, Best Foreign Language Film
1975 USA National Society of Film Critics Awards, Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress



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