In Faithless a film director is suffering from writer’s block for his script, when a female character, the product of the director’s imagination appears and tells her story. Marianne, an actress, her husband Marcus, and his best friend David who is a film director, become involved in a relation making each of them unfaithful to the others. But that’s not what this film is about. It concerns the painful memories, personal loss and scars inflicted upon the participants.
Ingmar Bergman had been trying and failing to write this screenplay based on his own experiences. Only when he realized that the female character is both the product of the male writer’s imagination as well as the bearer of personal sensibility and her own world of understanding was he able to continue with this screenplay. An outstanding performance by Lena Endre as Marianne under Liv Ullmann’s fine direction, shines in this film. In this day of flooding unfaithful relationships, Faithless courageously provides audiences with a precious opportunity to introspect their own lives. (Nam In-Young)
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Born in Tokyo to Norwegian parents, Liv Ullmann went to drama school in London. Since her first film role in 1957, Ullmann has appeared in a number of Ingmar Bergman’s films including Persona and Autumn Sonata. In 1992, Ullmann wrote and directed her first feature film, Sophie. Her third film, Private Confession (1996) has been shown in many international film festivals.