Faithless

Film - Feature | December 13 | 7-9:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marriage and infidelity have rarely been treated as intelligently as in Liv Ullmann’s masterful adaptation of a screenplay by none other than Ingmar Bergman, her ex-director and, intriguingly, her ex-lover. Framed within the reminiscences of an elderly man (Erland Josephson), Faithless tracks the adulterous romance between a conductor’s wife and a narcissistic filmmaker. Tracking how love unexpectedly emerges, and just as suddenly disappears, Ullmann crafts a fitting tribute to the master himself, “enough to keep Bergmania alive and kicking in the hearts of art-film mourners everywhere” (Village Voice). A Los Angeles Times review called the film “an unqualified triumph.”

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