Face to Face
A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness.
One of the amazing things about Bergman is his ability to use techniques so radically, but in such a way that you do not even notice them because they seem so natural, as though that was obviously the only way you could show what you wanted to show. With anyone else, you would call it 'experimental'. Bergman doesn't have to experiment because he knows what he's doing. This film – originally a television mini-series but I couldn't find that version – I don't know why it's one of his less known, because it is fantastic. It is not as intrinsically moving as some of his other films, but it explores this story with real sensitivity and comprehensiveness. Basically, Liv Ullman…
Bergman investigating his themes of the feminine and psychology. Sven Nyvkist's cinematography is impeccable here, obviously, and Liv Ullmann has one of her best performances in this film. Another in a long line of Bergman greats, and one of 3 times he was nominated for Best Director. This hard-to-find film can be found on YouTube.
Mais do que do Bergman, esse é um filme da Liv Ullmann. Ela dá peso à protagonista de um jeito que faz valer o filme.
Não é dos melhores do Bergman (o que está longe de diminuir o filme), mas ainda assim tem imagens e ideias que vão ficar pra sempre na mente quando se discutirem certas ideias freudianas.
Incidentalmente, é o filme que o Alvy Singer e a Annie Hall vão assistir, mas que ele não quer entrar porque já teriam começado os créditos. Eles são meio longos mesmo, e não tem ligação direta com o filme. Ele não teria perdido nada. E aposto que é bem melhor que The Sorrow and The Pity.
This felt jumbled, as though Bergman wasn't exactly sure what he was going for. Also, the dream scene would have looked so much better were this filmed in black and white.
“Face to Face” (Ingmar Bergman, 1976): “Face to Face” is not a Bergman classic. The script is overwrought and the usage of Freudian imagery becomes a bit tiresome. However, the film does include an excellent performance by Liv Ullmann as a psychiatrist that begins to go insane. There are no good DVDs of “Face to Face” available in the United States (don’t be fooled by the poor quality Olive Films DVD). Thankfully, we can resort to the Internet.