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Scenes From a Marriage (1973)
d. Ingmar Bergman
Criterion Collection #229
OK yeah maybe too much Bergman. Fanny and Alexander AND Scenes From a Marriage are both three hours long- in their short versions- making for six hours of Bergman in the last few weeks. Add in the other Bergman films- like 20 hours of Bergman in the last couple months? Too much Bergman. I find myself wandering the empty streets of Malmo in my dreams.
I don't know if any of my regular readers have been divorced, but certainly if you've been through it like me there is A LOT to make you cringe in Scenes From a Marriage- Bergman makes Noah Baumbach look like a fuck wit by comparison. After three hours of emotional hell you do get something resembling a happy ending, but man what an ordeal. Scenes From a Marriage does make you think but man. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.