Cinema: A Season in Hell

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE

Screenplay and Direction by INGMAR BERGMAN

All wars are cruel, but civil wars are the cruelest. A marriage in which love has turned to hate becomes a civil war. In this film, it is Writer-Director Ingmar Bergman's basic contention that something in the institution of marriage curdles love and ferments hate. It is possible to deny the premise, but the picture defies refutation. This is a work of magnetic force, searing intelligence and an oppressive melancholy lightened by flashes of erotic ecstasy.

But early on, one must seriously question if Scenes...

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