Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, ... See full summary »
The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in ... See full summary »
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Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She ... See full summary »
Marianne, some thirty years after divorcing Johan, decides to visit her ex-husband at his summer home. She arrives in the middle of a family drama between Johan's son from another marriage and his granddaughter.
Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter EGermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "... See full summary »
A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness. Dr. Jenny Isaksson is a psychiatrist married to another psychiatrist; both are successful in ... See full summary »
Three women in a maternity ward reveal their lives and intimate thoughts to each other while in a maternity ward together, where they face the choice of keeping their babies or offering them for adoption.
The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan up from hell to seduce the 20 year old Britt-Marie and to rob her of her ... See full summary »
A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships... See full summary »
Inventor Carl Åkerblom is a rosy-cheeked 54 year-old admirer of Franz Schubert - and a patient in the psychiatric ward of Akademiska Hospital in Uppsala, after having attempted to beat to ... See full summary »
Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, her uncle Jacob (Max von Sydow). He presses her to confess her sins to her husband, Henrik. As the film moves back and forth in time, the notion of truth is tested. Tomas, the lover, and Henrik will find that Anna's confessions do not absolve anyone, and have the power to inflict more pain. Source: Rotten Tomatoes Written by
Norwegian actress, author, Doctor of Humane Letters, screenwriter and director Liv Ullmann's television film which was written by a Swedish 20th and 21st century son, brother, husband and father named Ernst Ingmar Bergman, is an adaptation of an autobiographical book he wrote in 1994. It premiered on Swedish television in 1996, was shot on locations in Sweden and is a Sweden-Norway-Denmark-Finland-Iceland co-production which was produced by producer Ingrid Dahlberg. It tells the story about a sixteen-year-old daughter and sister named Anna Bergman who autonomously, within her own independent and inviolable mind, has concluded that if she conventionally and without any consideration for her personal thoughts goes through with her Protestant Christian communion as is commonly expected, it would for her be like playing theatre.
Distinctly and precisely directed by Norwegian filmmaker Liv Ullmann, this quietly paced and somewhat fictional tale which is narrated interchangeably from the main characters' viewpoints, draws an introspectively self-knowledgeable and conversationally concentrated portrayal of a worshipped thirty-six-year-old mother, wife and nurse whom has befriended a student named Tomas Egerman and whom is considering if she should stay married to her husband named Henrik or get a divorce. While notable for its versatile and atmospheric milieu depictions, distinct cinematography by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, production design by production designer Mette Möller, costume design by costume designer Inger Pehrsson and prominent use of theological terminology, this narrative-driven and dialog-driven story about human relations and inner lives where a five letter word starting with t and ending with h is present in every frame and a five letter word starting with A and ending with e is timelessly ingrained, depicts a self-examining study of character and contains a great and timely instrumental score by Norwegian violinist Arve Tellefsen.
This compassionately reconciling three hour and seven minutes companion piece from the late 1990s which is set in Sweden in the early 20th century and where a filmmaker's relationship with his parents and views of them is further and possibly therapeutically examined through the direction of a close collaborator and theatre and film actress and instructor, and a human being plans to get her spouse declared ill and claims that he his mentally sick to get him hospitalized so that she can stand free of , is impelled and reinforced by its fragmented narrative structure, substantial character development, rhythmic continuity, psychological flashback scenes and the communicatively understated acting performances by Swedish actress Pernilla August and Swedish actor Max von Sydow. An internalized character piece.
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