An intimate exploration of a disintergrating marriage, this powerful drama features faultless performances from two of Bergman's greatest acting collaborators - Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. When Marraine discovers that her husband, Johan, is involved with a younger woman she re-evaluates her life and the importance of her marriage. Time passes, their relationship changes and the couple divorce. Then - years later - they have an illicit affair during which they talk with frankness and understanding about their feelings for one another.
Slow but worth it.
- Scenes from a Marriage review by CP Customer
Although scenes from a marriage is a very long production with a cast that you could count on your hand, it seems to be exactly all that it needs to be. Another brillant example of Bergman's genius.
It centers on the conversations between a married couple who at first seem infinitly fond of each other but as the film progreses all is not as blissful as it first seems. The traits and the all-to-human flaws of the characters involved are brilliantly dealt with through excellent acting and producing.
Viewers will also not want to miss Saraband which was made just three years ago as a thirty-year-later sequel, equally brilliant and compelling.
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Something to think about
- Scenes from a Marriage review by ME
After watching this film I think it would be wise to say 'never take for granted your relationships'. Once again, really great film from Ingmar Bergman and as usual it gives you a lot to think about and discuss.