Ansikte mot Ansikte (Face to Face)
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Liv Ullmann plays Dr. Jenny Isakson, a psychiatrist who is taking a vacation while her husband Dr. Erik Isakson (Sven Lindberg) is elsewhere. Haunted by visions of an old woman, Jenny suffers from profound, inexplicable depression. Desperately in search of a escape from her doldrums, she has an affair with married doctor Tomas Jacobi (Erland Josephson). This only serves to spark an attack of hysteria for Jenny. Again visited by hallucinations of the old woman, she attempts suicide. While hovering between life and death, she imagines she sees all the people who've been influential in her… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mr. Bergman is more mysterious, more haunting, more contradictory than ever, though the style of the film has never been more precise, clear, levelheaded."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Bergman has put in the Freudian asides and fireworks for his own reasons but great director that he is, he hasn't in the process stood between Liv Ullmann and the camera."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Bergman stays close on [Ullmann's] face for long portions of this 136-minute movie, and she finds its key: she never acts crazy."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"An Ingmar Bergman film with Liv Ulmann in a tour de force performance of a woman whose breakdown brings her a close encounter with her inner anguish"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"This is a strange, stormy period for Ingmar Bergman."
‑ Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine
"Suffocating psychodrama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Cries out for Madeline Kahn to step in, cigarette in hand, and inquire, "Phallic-un zymbol?""
‑ Keith Uhlich, House Next Door
"Ingmar Bergman at his most painful, pretentious, and empty."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"This dramatically intense drama about depression and nervous breakdown garnered director Ingmar Bergman and actress Liv Ullmann well-deserved Oscar nominations."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An extremely intense experience from start to finish, due in large part to Ullmann's performance as she powerfully expresses a range of emotions seldom seen in American films."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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