Ingmar Bergman's final film is a sequel to SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (1973), which returns to the characters of Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) as they meet once more after 30 years without contact. When Marianne decides to visit Johan at his old summer house in the western province of Dalarna, she arrives one beautiful autumn day, waking him with a light kiss. Also living at the summer house are Johan's son Henrik (Börje Ahlstedt) and Henrik's daughter Karin (Julia Dufvenius). Relations between father and son are very strained, but both are protective of Karin. They are all still mourning Anna, Henrik's much-loved wife, who died two years earlier, yet who, in many ways, remains present among them. Marianne soon realizes that things are not all as they should be, and she finds herself unwillingly drawn into a complicated and upsetting power struggle. (Note adapted from Sony Pictures Classics.) DIR/SCR Ingmar Bergman; PROD Pia Ehrnvall. Sweden/Denmark/Norway/Italy/Finland/Germany/Austria, 2003, color, 107 min. In Swedish, English and German with English subtitles. RATED R
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