Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson
Scenes from a Marriage was written and directed by Ingmar Bergman originally for a TV series in 1973 later its modified version hits the theaters.As like most of his films which mainly focuses on human relationships, its values, this film deals about a married couple whom lacks for love, sex and intimacy in general.
Marianne (played by Liv Ullmann, whom casts in most of Bergman’s movies) a lawyer by profession been married to Johan (Erland Josephson) a professor.The story begins as both Johan and Marianne been interviewed for a magazine article.Questions were posted on them by a lady interviewer regarding the experience and opinion on their married life.Johan focuses his family as a successful one.
Marianne lacks in expressing herself with Johan and for Marianne, johan lacks in sex life.Johan informs Marianne that he is about to leave from her and informs that he is dating another woman named Paula.He shouts Marianee as she lacks of care and love on him.Marianee begs him not to leave her and she asks for some more time to change herself, but Johan refuses and leaves here.As Johan lives with Paula, later Marianne fell in love with another man.But both feels they are unhappy in their married life.They meets again after few years later and share their feelings with mixed emotions.
Only few directors like Ingmar Bergman can go beyond a level in movie making.His movies are more towards the human inner values rather than the visual technical expertise. i loved the screenplay and the powerful dialogues which gave justice to its script. A must watch for the married couples.In a positive way in general, Scenes from a Marriage emphasizes the bond and love in need between the couples.