2013.7.27 (Sat)


22:00 ON AIR
  • Director | Dheeraj Akolkar
  • Runtime |
  • Cast | Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullmann
  • Awards | Nominated for Best Documentary, Gold Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival

Radiant actress Liv Ullmann reflects on her relationship with the master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in this personal documentary. The film mixes Ullmann’s candid reminiscences and voice-over narration with clips from Bergman’s films, passages from his love letters to her and luscious archival photos and footage. Ullmann (at the time a shy 25) first met Bergman, then 46, on the set of his film PERSONA in 1965. Although both were married to others at the time, their attraction was powerful and immediate. In his letters, Bergman called them “painfully connected.” Ullmann left her husband and went to live on Faro Island with Bergman, later bearing him a daughter. Their fraught affair ended five years later, but their breathtakingly fruitful collaboration and friendship continued until the end of his life. In all, she acted in 12 of his films and directed two of his screenplays.