Faithless Reviews

  • Jul 11, 2016

    Ullmann makes a Bergman movie, using his script, actors and his location. A triangular couple relation, including Bergman? himself. Naturally the whole spectre of emotions are blown in your face.

    Ullmann makes a Bergman movie, using his script, actors and his location. A triangular couple relation, including Bergman? himself. Naturally the whole spectre of emotions are blown in your face.

  • Feb 19, 2013

    (** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] The film is a bit overlong, and I ultimately felt unsatisfied with the end product. I really like the concept of the film (and the cast is good), but I just can't quite recommend it. A near-miss.

    (** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] The film is a bit overlong, and I ultimately felt unsatisfied with the end product. I really like the concept of the film (and the cast is good), but I just can't quite recommend it. A near-miss.

  • Jan 05, 2013

    Sick Swedish bastards.. ganento Bergman w Isabelle w ganentony.

    Sick Swedish bastards.. ganento Bergman w Isabelle w ganentony.

  • Feb 16, 2012

    a story in a story..

    a story in a story..

  • Dec 02, 2011

    I've watched quite a few Bergman films and like his other films they can seem slow moving intricate affairs. however, if you have the 2 1/2 hours to sit through this, you'll be rewarded with a fine film experience. My suggestion is to watch the movie without knowing any of the backstory behind the film, then when finished, read about how/why this movie was created. Once you know the story behind the story, you'll see how this movie operates on a few different levels....

    I've watched quite a few Bergman films and like his other films they can seem slow moving intricate affairs. however, if you have the 2 1/2 hours to sit through this, you'll be rewarded with a fine film experience. My suggestion is to watch the movie without knowing any of the backstory behind the film, then when finished, read about how/why this movie was created. Once you know the story behind the story, you'll see how this movie operates on a few different levels....

  • Apr 09, 2011

    Pensando en la parte realmente compleja de una infidelidad...

    Pensando en la parte realmente compleja de una infidelidad...

  • Jan 27, 2011

    A" Bergman"film directed by his favorite actress Liv Ullmann , the script is by Bergman himself . During the building of a character for a film we follow a family tragedy after the failure of a marriage

    A" Bergman"film directed by his favorite actress Liv Ullmann , the script is by Bergman himself . During the building of a character for a film we follow a family tragedy after the failure of a marriage

  • Sep 30, 2010

    I like "Unfaithful" more. It's more real than Faithless!

    I like "Unfaithful" more. It's more real than Faithless!

  • Sep 21, 2010

    Script by Ingmar Bergman film directed by Liv Ullman. An Adult film about desire, regret, selfishness. Faithless opens on an island, Faro, where an old man (Erland Josephson), The old man is visited by a character he partly remembers & partly creates, Marianne (Lena Endre, who is tremendous in the very sort of complex role that Ullman used to play so brilliantly Marianne is an actress (is she real or a ghost or dream? Or perhaps she never existed, & the whole event is a fiction.). She's also the nurturing mother of 9-year-old Isabelle (Michelle Gylemo) & contented wife of a world-famous conductor named Markus (Thomas Hanzon). Within minutes, Marianne is telling the old man how her happy life came apart, & though he listens attentively, it appears that he's also anticipating the story she has to tell, as if he knows it all too well. (Is it his story?) One of the only requirements Bergman made of Ullman was that Lena Endra appear in this starring role. She has a great likeness of the younger Ullman. The film revisits Bergman's most well-rehearsed themes loss, guilt, & remorse. The screenplay is based on an incident of infidelity in Bergman's life half a century ago. Faithless runs 2 ½ hours; it is vintage Bergman in its preoccupation with the interior life. Ullman also the shot the film in the relentless close-ups, angry guilt ridden bursts of dialogue & in the long pauses which Bergman is known for. A good deal of the film consists of close-ups of Marianne’s tear-stained face as the character deals with her guilt & sorrow over her infidelity, divorce, & the child custody battle. It is really dynamite film making. It is a very intimate film. All of Marianne’s conversations with Bergman are done in his actual studio on Faro Island in Sweden. Ullmann (Marianne) is Bergman’s former lover, with whom she has a daughter. The quotation at the start of the movie from Botho Strauss is so true & important summarized by me as divorce as a descent into hell & havoc. 5 stars

    Script by Ingmar Bergman film directed by Liv Ullman. An Adult film about desire, regret, selfishness. Faithless opens on an island, Faro, where an old man (Erland Josephson), The old man is visited by a character he partly remembers & partly creates, Marianne (Lena Endre, who is tremendous in the very sort of complex role that Ullman used to play so brilliantly Marianne is an actress (is she real or a ghost or dream? Or perhaps she never existed, & the whole event is a fiction.). She's also the nurturing mother of 9-year-old Isabelle (Michelle Gylemo) & contented wife of a world-famous conductor named Markus (Thomas Hanzon). Within minutes, Marianne is telling the old man how her happy life came apart, & though he listens attentively, it appears that he's also anticipating the story she has to tell, as if he knows it all too well. (Is it his story?) One of the only requirements Bergman made of Ullman was that Lena Endra appear in this starring role. She has a great likeness of the younger Ullman. The film revisits Bergman's most well-rehearsed themes loss, guilt, & remorse. The screenplay is based on an incident of infidelity in Bergman's life half a century ago. Faithless runs 2 ½ hours; it is vintage Bergman in its preoccupation with the interior life. Ullman also the shot the film in the relentless close-ups, angry guilt ridden bursts of dialogue & in the long pauses which Bergman is known for. A good deal of the film consists of close-ups of Marianne’s tear-stained face as the character deals with her guilt & sorrow over her infidelity, divorce, & the child custody battle. It is really dynamite film making. It is a very intimate film. All of Marianne’s conversations with Bergman are done in his actual studio on Faro Island in Sweden. Ullmann (Marianne) is Bergman’s former lover, with whom she has a daughter. The quotation at the start of the movie from Botho Strauss is so true & important summarized by me as divorce as a descent into hell & havoc. 5 stars

  • Sep 21, 2010

    Script by Ingmar Bergman film directed by Liv Ullman. An Adult film about desire, regret, selfishness. Faithless opens on an island, Faro, where an old man (Erland Josephson), The old man is visited by a character he partly remembers & partly creates, Marianne (Lena Endre, who is tremendous in the very sort of complex role that Ullman used to play so brilliantly Marianne is an actress (is she real or a ghost or dream? Or perhaps she never existed, & the whole event is a fiction.). She's also the nurturing mother of 9-year-old Isabelle (Michelle Gylemo) & contented wife of a world-famous conductor named Markus (Thomas Hanzon). Within minutes, Marianne is telling the old man how her happy life came apart, & though he listens attentively, it appears that he's also anticipating the story she has to tell, as if he knows it all too well. (Is it his story also?) One of the only requirements Bergman made of Ullman was that Lena Endra appear in this starring role. She has a great likeness of the younger Ullman. The film revisits Bergman's most well-rehearsed themes loss, guilt, & remorse. The screenplay is based on an incident of infidelity in Bergman's life half a century ago. Faithless runs 2 ½ hours; it is vintage Bergman in its preoccupation with the interior life. Ullman also the shot the film in the relentless close-ups, angry guilt ridden bursts of dialogue & in the long pauses which Bergman is known for. A good deal of the film consists of close-ups of Marianne’s tear-stained face as the character deals with her guilt & sorrow over her infidelity, divorce, & the child custody battle. It is really dynamite film making. It is a very intimate film. All of Marianne’s conversations with Bergman are done in his actual studio on Faro Island in Sweden. Ullmann (Marianne) is Bergman’s former lover, with whom she has a daughter. The quotation at the start of the movie from Botho Strauss is so true & important summarized by me as divorce as a descent into hell & havoc. 5 stars

    Script by Ingmar Bergman film directed by Liv Ullman. An Adult film about desire, regret, selfishness. Faithless opens on an island, Faro, where an old man (Erland Josephson), The old man is visited by a character he partly remembers & partly creates, Marianne (Lena Endre, who is tremendous in the very sort of complex role that Ullman used to play so brilliantly Marianne is an actress (is she real or a ghost or dream? Or perhaps she never existed, & the whole event is a fiction.). She's also the nurturing mother of 9-year-old Isabelle (Michelle Gylemo) & contented wife of a world-famous conductor named Markus (Thomas Hanzon). Within minutes, Marianne is telling the old man how her happy life came apart, & though he listens attentively, it appears that he's also anticipating the story she has to tell, as if he knows it all too well. (Is it his story also?) One of the only requirements Bergman made of Ullman was that Lena Endra appear in this starring role. She has a great likeness of the younger Ullman. The film revisits Bergman's most well-rehearsed themes loss, guilt, & remorse. The screenplay is based on an incident of infidelity in Bergman's life half a century ago. Faithless runs 2 ½ hours; it is vintage Bergman in its preoccupation with the interior life. Ullman also the shot the film in the relentless close-ups, angry guilt ridden bursts of dialogue & in the long pauses which Bergman is known for. A good deal of the film consists of close-ups of Marianne’s tear-stained face as the character deals with her guilt & sorrow over her infidelity, divorce, & the child custody battle. It is really dynamite film making. It is a very intimate film. All of Marianne’s conversations with Bergman are done in his actual studio on Faro Island in Sweden. Ullmann (Marianne) is Bergman’s former lover, with whom she has a daughter. The quotation at the start of the movie from Botho Strauss is so true & important summarized by me as divorce as a descent into hell & havoc. 5 stars