Ingmar Bergman Double Feature! In the classic PERSONA, nurse Bibi Andersson forms a close bond with mute patient Liv Ullmann. Made during Bergman’s self-imposed exile in Germany, FROM THE LIFE OF MARIONETTES offers a lacerating portrait of a troubled marriage and a complex psychological analysis of a murder.
Presented in associations with the Swedish Film Institute and the Ingmar Bergman Foundation.
Tickets will be available in April.
1966, Janus Films, 85 min, Sweden, Dir: Ingmar Bergman
When nurse Bibi Andersson forms a close bond with mute patient Liv Ullmann, the result is a psychic transference between two very troubled women — and a masterpiece by one of the cinema's greatest directors. Bergman's haunting story of mental and emotional breakdown is as audacious in style as it is searing in content. One of the director's most powerful achievements. In Swedish with English subtitles.
FROM THE LIFE OF MARIONETTES
AUS DEM LEBEN DER MARIONETTEN
1980, Janus Films, 104 min, West Germany/Sweden, Dir: Ingmar Bergman
Made during Bergman’s self-imposed exile in Germany, this drama offers a lacerating portrait of a troubled marriage and a complex psychological analysis of a murder. Unhappily married businessman Peter nurses fantasies of murdering his wife, Katarina, until a prostitute becomes his surrogate prey. In the aftermath of the crime, Peter and Katarina’s psychiatrist and others attempt to explain its roots. This compelling film moves seamlessly between dream and everyday reality, between lurid color and austere black and white, and the acting by the German cast is superb.
Both films with English subtitles. | Screening formats: 35mm (PERSONA), DCP (FROM THE LIFE OF MARIONETTES)