Scenes from a Marriage (4-6) (Scener ur ett äktenskap)

  • Dir: Ingmar Bergman

  • Sweden, 1973, 156min, 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

14.7.2018 (SAT): Post-screening talk with Lau Yam

Screening:

Note

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

2. For screenings at ALL commercial cinemas, tickets are available at URBTIX till 5:00pm one day before respective screenings. After that, tickets will be available only at the box office of the screening venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

3. Screenings at HK Arts Centre, HK Film Archive and Tai Kwun: For screenings that are about to start in 1 hour, all remaining tickets can only be bought at the box offices of the respective screening venues.

4. For the sold-out screenings at HK Arts Centre and HK Film Archive, a limited number of standing tickets are available at the URBTIX Outlets of the respective venues 30 minutes prior to the screening time. Seating is not guaranteed and subject to availability 30 minutes after the screening time. Each person can purchase 1 standing ticket. The availability of standing tickets is subject to change without prior notice.

5. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till 1 hour prior to the 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).

6. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.