Faithless (2000 film)

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Swedish DVD cover
Directed by Liv Ullmann
Produced by Maria Curman
Kaj Larsen
Johan Mardell
Written by Ingmar Bergman
Starring Lena Endre
Erland Josephson
Krister Henriksson
Cinematography Jörgen Persson
Edited by Sylvia Ingemarsson
Distributed by AB Svensk Filmindustri
Release dates
13 May 2000
Running time
154 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Faithless (Swedish: Trolösa) is a Swedish film directed by Liv Ullman from a script by Ingmar Bergman. The story is loosely based on experiences of adultery from Bergman's own life. It was entered into the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


An aging director named Bergman conjures in his imagination the central character, Marianne. Over a period of days, on his secluded Fårö refuge in the Baltic Sea, he interviews her to compose the story of her life-changing affair. She had been happily married to Markus, an orchestra conductor, with a young daughter Isabelle. She suddenly falls in love with their best friend David. They have an extended interlude in Paris and then must deal with the ramifications.

The style of the film is very cerebral, abstract, and ambiguous. The main potential audience is viewers familiar with the previous decades of work of Bergman and Ullmann, who may appreciate this meditative capstone to their careers and lives together.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Faithless". Retrieved 13 October 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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