Incredible beyond any words I could use to express.. An inspiration. Epitome of Art and Film. (Jul '17) Just watching this can ruin cinema for you. How close Bergman is and how far everyone else.. On another level in every way - Writing, Acting, Directing, Photography, Sound.. Instant Favorite, All time Top 10.
Epic minutiae. A superbly modulated example of film (or as here, television; perhaps best suited to this form of existential microscopy) as mirror. Reflecting, dissecting then - to an extent - reconstructing, it subtly adds, or invites, layers of wise commentary on the frailties and vanities of life. Bergman's direction appears imperceptible until you realise - frequently - this is a master at work.
A supremely honest and true romance portraying our amazing capacity to hurt and forgive one another. Reminding us there is a difference between compatibility and sexual attraction, between a fleeting moments satisfaction and a 'working' life long relationship.
"We are emotional illiterates". A scene about love, marriage, family, hope, fear, anxiety, and perhaps every single drive that makes us so imperfectly human. Erland josephson was outstanding, but Liv Ullmann performance was brightest star among bright star. Scenes From A Marriage provides a discussion of "what is love?". A conclusion so painful, rigid, and ultimately true. May only death brings you apart.