TWO LIVES
ZWEI LEBEN
2012, Beta Cinema, 97 min, Germany, Dir: Georg Maas

Born to a Norwegian mother (Liv Ullmann, in what the actress has said will be her final role) and a German soldier, Katrine (Juliane Köhler) has lived happily in Norway for 20 years – until a lawsuit arising from the WWII occupation threatens to divide her family. Based on actual events. With English subtitles.


PERSONA
1966, Janus Films, 85 min, Sweden, Dir: Ingmar Bergman

When nurse Bibi Andersson forms a close bond with mute patient Liv Ullmann, the result is a psychic transference between two very troubled women - and a masterpiece by one of the cinema's greatest directors. Bergman's haunting story of mental and emotional breakdown is as audacious in style as it is searing in content. One of the director's most powerful achievements. In Swedish with English subtitles.


AUTUMN SONATA
HOSTSONATEN
1978, Janus Films, 92 min, Sweden, Dir: Ingmar Bergman

In a long-planned collaboration with director Ingmar Bergman (ironically no relation), actress Ingrid Bergman (CASABLANCA) returned to Swedish cinema after 40 years to play a concert pianist coming home to an anguished reunion with neglected daughter Liv Ullmann. Bergman was nominated for an Oscar for her performance, in what turned out to be her last feature film role. In Swedish with English subtitles.


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