Ansikte mot Ansikte (Face to Face) (1976)
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Liv Ullmann plays Dr. Jenny Isakson, a psychiatrist who is taking a vacation while her husband Dr. Erik Isakson (Sven Lindberg) is elsewhere. Haunted by visions of an old woman, Jenny suffers from profound, inexplicable depression. Desperately in search of a escape from her doldrums, she has an affair with married doctor Tomas Jacobi (Erland Josephson). This only serves to spark an attack of hysteria for Jenny. Again visited by hallucinations of the old woman, she attempts suicide. While
Jan 1, 1976 Wide
Dr. Jenny Isaksson
Dr. Tomas Jacobi
Dr. Erik Isaksson
Dr. Helmuth Wankel
Gösta Ekman, Jr.
Mr. Bergman is more mysterious, more haunting, more contradictory than ever, though the style of the film has never been more precise, clear, levelheaded.
Bergman has put in the Freudian asides and fireworks for his own reasons but great director that he is, he hasn't in the process stood between Liv Ullmann and the camera.
This dramatically intense drama about depression and nervous breakdown garnered director Ingmar Bergman and actress Liv Ullmann well-deserved Oscar nominations.
Bergman stays close on [Ullmann's] face for long portions of this 136-minute movie, and she finds its key: she never acts crazy.
While Olive Films should be commended for making this hitherto hard-to-see late-period Bergman available, only die-hard completists (and, possibly, masochists) should bother to face off against Face to Face.
Cries out for Madeline Kahn to step in, cigarette in hand, and inquire, "Phallic-un zymbol?"
An extremely intense experience from start to finish, due in large part to Ullmann's performance as she powerfully expresses a range of emotions seldom seen in American films.
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