(NOTE: We will be discussing the theatrical version) ?We hurt each other for no reason and the barbs are still there when we go to bed.,? observes Liv Ullmann?s Marianne in Ingmar Bergman?s SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE. A lacerating study of a seemingly perfect marriage that destructs in slow motion, this intimate epic features typically naturalistic work from Liv Ullmann and co-lead Erland Josephson, frequently shot in close-up by the great Sven Nykvist. 50 years on, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE is as potent as ever, showing one of cinema?s greatest director-actor partnerships at the peak of their powers.
Liv Ullmann is an actress and filmmaker best known for her collaborations as a performer with Ingmar Bergman: PERSONA, HOUR OF THE WOLF, SHAME, THE PASSION OF ANNA, CRIES AND WHISPERS, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, FACE TO FACE (Oscar nom), THE SERPENT?S EGG, AUTUMN SONATA, and SARABAND. She also lead THE EMIGRANTS (Oscar nom) and THE NEW WORLD and received an Academy Honorary Award.