Liv and Ingmar

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“NYT Critics Pick! Skillful … likably sentimental … Ms. Ullmann’s face registers an astounding emotional transparency.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

Liv & Ingmar is an anecdotal treasure chest for cinephiles, but more than that, it's a beautifully told love story.” – John Oursler, Village Voice

“The documentary not only humanizes Ingmar Bergman, but works as a priceless oral history of cinema.” – Diego Costa, Slant

 

One of the greatest personal and professional relationships in cinema history is strikingly revealed in the intimate new documentary Liv and Ingmar. Actress Liv Ullmann and filmmaker Ingmar Bergman met in 1965 during the filming of Bergman’s classic psychological thriller Persona. Both were married, and there was a difference in age: Liv was 25, and Ingmar was 47. But none of it mattered. They lived together for five years, had a child, and made 11 films together. Now, nearly five decades later, Ingmar is gone ... but their bond remains. Told entirely from Liv’s point-of-view through an interview filmed at the house she shared with Bergman, Liv and Ingmar brings together excerpts from their legendary films, still photos, behind-the-scenes footage, and personal letters to tell the tale of two great artists who were also human beings, lovers, and friends. (Dir. by Dheeraj Akolkar, 2013, Norway/UK, in English and Swedish with subtitles, 83 mins., Not Rated, Janus Films) Digital

 

 

 
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