Liv & Ingmar
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This film is a love story - encompassing the 42-years and 12-films long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. This is an affectionate yet truthful account of two intertwined lives that experienced the full spectrum of extreme emotions together, survived through excruciating times, and left us with enduring creations as the ardent proof of their passion, both on and off-screen. Told entirely from Liv Ullmann's point of view, this biopic of an extraordinary relationship is constructed as a collage of images and sounds from the timeless… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As it is, this adoring but congealed documentary takes them at Liv's estimate, as soulmates. But what we deserve is a much fuller portrait."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"[A] small, likably sentimental film ..."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"There's a much more insightful film that could be made from their relationship, which is not to say that 'Liv & Ingmar' is useless."
‑ Matt Prigge, Metro
"The documentary not only humanizes Ingmar Bergman as the absent lover-cum-father of everyday life, but works as a priceless oral history of cinema."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"It's for people who are fans enough to want to know what it was like to live on an austere Swedish island with Ingmar Bergman."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A lovely and lyrical documentary about the passionate, mutually inspiring yet fraught relationship between the late filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and his lover, frequent collaborator and, ultimately, dear friend, actress Liv Ullmann."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Actress Liv Ullmann wistfully deconstructs her 5-year love affair and enduring 42-year relationship with the late director Ingmar Bergman."
‑ Kam Williams, Baret News
"A moving, candid, and intimate documentary filled with many magical moments."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Director Dheeraj Ajolkar presents this as a testament to the power of art."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Ullmann delivers some real insight into Bergman, who comes across as both a professional genius and a petty control freak."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Forget Liz and Dick or Brangelina, for true art-house fans -- who could be called the Criterion Set today -- Bergman and Ullman are the couple we want to know about, and this doc really delivers the goods."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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