FACE TO FACE (1976)
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Liv Ullmann gives a gut-wrenching Academy Award®-nominated performance as Dr. Jenny Isaksson, a psychiatrist on the verge of a breakdown while staying with her grandparents and awaiting the construction of a new house. Jenny's husband (Sven Lindberg) is away attending a conference in the U.S., and she is desperate to alleviate her growing feelings of despondency. But when she begins an affair with fellow doctor Tomas Jacobi (Erland Josephson) as a means of escape, Jenny is gradually besieged by nightmares and visions triggered by haunting memories from the past. DIR/SCR Ingmar Bergman; PROD Lars-Owe Carlberg, Dino De Laurentiis. Sweden/U.S., 1976, color, 176 min. In Swedish with English subtitles. RATED R
AFI Member passes accepted.
Presented as a four-part miniseries for Swedish television, but released theatrically in a much shorter cut, FACE TO FACE will screen in its full-length version.