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Scenes from a Marriage

(Scener ur ett äktenskap)
Sweden 1974. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. 283 min. DCP

ORIGINAL, FULL-LENGTH VERSION! One of the great films of the 1970s, Bergman’s brilliant and brutally honest dissection of the disintegration of a marriage was originally made in six parts for Swedish television, then chopped by almost two hours for its worldwide theatrical release. It screens here in the complete, original version. Unfolding in episodic fashion, and spanning the course of a decade, Scenes from a Marriage features Liv Ullmann, in one of her finest performances, as Marianne, a woman struggling to cope with the infidelity of her husband Johan, played by Erland Josephson. Bibi Andersson co-stars as the younger woman with whom Johan is having an affair. The work is shot in claustrophobic close-up by Sven Nykvist, and rivals Dreyer’s silent classic The Passion of Joan of Arc in its masterful mining of the expressive potential of the human face. The divorce rate in Sweden is said to have skyrocketed after the series aired! In a surprise, Bergman revisited the characters of Marianne and Johan three decades later in 2003’s Saraband, his final film, also starring Ullmann and Josephson.

There will a 15-minute intermission between Parts III & IV.

Please note: Double bill prices in effect for this presentation.



"One of the truest, most luminous love stories ever made."

Roger Ebert | full review

"An uncompromisingly harrowing and honest account of male-female relationships."

Time Out | full review

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Bergman “Marianne and Johan” Marathon!
Scenes from a Marriage + Saraband
Sunday, October 21

The complete, original version of Bergman’s intimate epic of matrimony followed by its three-decades-later follow-up.

There is a 15-minute intermission scheduled between Parts III & IV of Scenes from a Marriage and an interval of approximately 45 minutes between the end of Scenes and the start of Saraband.

Triple Bill Price in effect for marathon: $24 Adults / $22 Students & Seniors

Regular single (for Saraband) and double bill (for Scenes from a Marriage) prices otherwise in effect. Annual $3 membership required.