Liv and Ingmar Is an Anecdotal Treasure Chest for Cinephiles
Liv Ullmann is warm and charming, the kind of person you'd want to have coffee with. Her easy charisma, not to mention her coruscating azure eyes, make her an ideal interview subject.
She is just that in Liv & Ingmar: Painfully Connected, reflecting with brutal honesty on her tempestuous relationship with director, partner, and soulmate Ingmar Bergman, or as she calls him, Pingmar.
Recalling a conversation on the set of Persona, the duo's first collaboration, Ullmann divulges how Bergman took her aside and branded the two "painfully connected," a portentous label that stuck throughout their 50-year history. She speaks candidly about their seesaw relationship, never shying away from details about his emotional abuse or the forced isolation she endured on the Fårö compound, aka Bergman Island.
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