Scenes from a Marriage 10/06/18

The Criterion Collection

The marital discord in this show is a different animal than those Italian romps with Loren and Mastroianni — Ingmar Bergman’s miniseries examination of a breakup between two upstanding, thoughtful parents is a demanding, grueling exercise in self-evaluation. Try as one might, we can’t help but compare the fireworks between Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson with one’s personal experiences. It’s presented in two separate versions — the three-hour theatrical cut, and the original 6-hour Swedish TV show. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.