Faithless (2000 film)
Genre Drama, Romance
Screenplay Ingmar Bergman
Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director Liv Ullmann
Initial DVD release April 29, 2004 (Hungary)
|Release date 13 May 2000|
Initial release September 15, 2000 (Norway)
Cast Lena Endre (Marianne), Erland Josephson (Bergman), Krister Henriksson (David), Thomas Hanzon (Markus), Michelle Gylemo (Isabelle), Juni Dahr (Margareta)
Tagline One Moment Can Change A Lifetime
Similar The Best Intentions, Face to Face (1976 film), Fanny and Alexander
Faithless (Swedish: Trolösa) is a Swedish film directed by Liv Ullman from a script by Ingmar Bergman. The story is loosely based on experiences of adultery from Bergman's own life. It was entered into the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
An aging director named Bergman conjures in his imagination the central character, Marianne. Over a period of days, on his secluded Fårö refuge in the Baltic Sea, he interviews her to compose the story of her life-changing affair. She had been happily married to Markus, an orchestra conductor, with a young daughter Isabelle. She suddenly falls in love with their best friend David. They have an extended interlude in Paris and then must deal with the ramifications.
The style of the film is very cerebral, abstract, and ambiguous. The main potential audience is viewers familiar with the previous decades of work of Bergman and Ullmann, who may appreciate this meditative capstone to their careers and lives together.
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