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Renowned actress-turned-director Liv Ullmann helms this bleak, nuanced film about marriage and betrayal penned by legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The story is straightforward -- Marianne Vogler (Lena Endre) is a beautiful actress who is married to Markus (Thomas Hanzon), whose job as an orchestra conductor requires numerous concerts abroad, and who dotes on their young daughter Isabelle (Michelle Gylemo). Yet when Marianne has an affair with family friend David (Kirster Henriksson), a film director with a volcanic temper and little regard to those around him, the fallout destroys the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a movie that shows us that the silence between two people can be more dramatic than 100 pages of dialogue."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"These three adults are all sick puppies. But neither the actors nor their director has created any reason for one to care."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"This could be a regretful remembrance of things past on the part of "Bergman" or it could be a pure fiction torn from the ether."
‑ Keith Uhlich, House Next Door
"Slow, but involving Ullman-Bergman collaboration."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The then over-amplification of psychiatric-like meetings and counseling and the trivial and pedestrian matter of the affair are drowned in a mawkish, morose and unendurable pacing."
‑ Greg Muskewitz,
"Bergman has been far better at working out these themes than anything in Faithless would suggest."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A powerful movie, with emotional rawness and honesty that have been hallmarks of Bergman's work as much as his incredible egocentricity."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"While not to everyone's taste, the technical and narrative complexity alone are to be applauded - the film looks gorgeous, and the film is both literate and witty."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Faithless is a journey worth taking, but it's best to travel alone."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Henriksson, Hanzon and Josephson are fine as well, but the film belongs to Endre and Gylemo."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"Bergman has reached for a woman's insight his whole career. Ullmann completes this for him."
‑ F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly
"Faithless is talky but very tight, and that cohesion relies on the bond between actors who aren't afraid to expose the depths of their characters."
‑ , Dallas Morning News
"Faithless comes with a pedigree that's hard to beat."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It's a provocative, deeply detailed film, finely crafted both in the studio and in the editing room by Ullman."
‑ Rich Cline, Film Threat
"No longer seeking God and Truth, Bergman now searches for the more attainable goals of forgiveness and redemption."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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