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Scenes from a Marriage

Scenes From a Marriage
June 9, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Scenes from a Marriage  (1973)

Shot on a microscopic budget with no rehearsals, and lensed primarily in painterly, close-up portraiture by the great naturalist Sven Nykvist, this six-part television epic follows a middle-class Swedish couple through 10 tumultuous years of matrimony, infidelity, separation and forgiveness for a beautifully-rendered dissection of a highly imperfect, modern romance.  Showcasing incomparably intimate performances from Bergman regulars Liv Ullmann (Persona, Cries and Whispers) and Erland Josephson (Autumn Sonata), who invite us in to consider the weight of our decisions while scrutinizing the sheer fabrication of the concept of “the perfect couple.”

DCP, color, 301 min.  Production: Cinematograph.  Director: Ingmar Bergman.  Screenwriter: Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematographer: Sven Nykvist.  Editor: Siv Lundgren.  Cast: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson, Jan Malmsjö.

Note:  This screening will include both a 15 minute and a 30 minute break.