Film Series : Bergman 100

Scenes From A Marriage (TV version)

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1973, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 301 min. With Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson.

Show Times

  • Sat, Sep 1st 1:30pm

"One of the truest, most luminous love stories ever made." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

At a low ebb in his career, Bergman turned to television, shooting quickly and cheaply in a simplified, straightforward style to produce a six-episode dissection of the highs and lows of married life. The film begins with ten-years-married divorce lawyer Marianne (Ullmann) and science professor Johan (Josephson) held up as models of happy matrimony by a woman's magazine reporter, but the cracks begin to show when Marianne's unexpected pregnancy raises the question of abortion. Over the next ten years, in a series of intense one-on-one confrontations, the couple goes through the wringer of infidelity, separation, reunion, and reseparation, irrevocably bound to each other as love and hate battle for the upper hand. Universally acclaimed, SCENES was a Roots-like sensation in Sweden, sparking a national discussion of marriage and contributing to an increase in the divorce rate. In Swedish with English subtitles. New DCP digital restoration. (MR)

Note: There will be 20-minute intermission after Episode 2, and a 10-minute break after Episode 4.

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Ingmar Bergman film on any applicable Saturday in July, August, or September, and get a ticket for the second Bergman film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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