Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann star in this taut drama about an estranged mother and daughter.
West Germany-UK 1978
Dir Ingmar Bergman
With Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman
Bergman’s sole film with his namesake sees her as a famous concert pianist visiting her daughter (Ullmann), a pastor’s wife, after many years; the conversation becomes more painfully frank as the hours pass. Exquisite acting from all concerned makes for riveting viewing, nowhere more so than in a scene featuring two rather different performances of a Chopin prelude.
See Liv Ullmann in conversation on Friday 19 January.