Saraband

Now playing

Toward the end of Saraband, the uneven new film from legendary director Ingmar Bergman, a character sits down with his daughter, a taut girl who is obviously in emotional distress. "I have the feeling that some sort of discussion is coming on," he says. Indeed it is — as it has been for the previous hour and a half. On the porch, in the study, down at the cottage: Every scene is set for two people engaged in intense discussion, either about their relationship or about their relationships with others. "I have a feeling that some sort of discussion is coming on" — that should be the film's epigraph. A series of ten dialogues, Saraband is assembled like movements of a concerto — in particular, like selections from the Bach cello suites, gorgeous and keening music for the solo cello. (The film's title comes from the suites, which contain several sarabands, or stately dances for two.) It opens with Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson), the same actors from Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage (1973), in the same roles. Here they are, 30 years later, reunited for the first time.

Now playing at select local theaters

 
My Voice Nation Help
 

Now Showing

Find capsule reviews, showtimes & tickets for all films in town.

Powered By VOICE Places

Box Office

Scores provided by Rotten Tomatoes

Join My Voice Nation for free stuff, film info & more!

Loading...