A FILM BY Ingmar Bergman

This is just great filmmaking, great storytelling, and just stays with you for so long afterwards.
-Richard Roeper, EBERT & ROEPER
... a testament to Bergmans skill as a filmmaker.
-Jamie Woolley, BBC
The performances -- welling, unified and multidimensional -- are beyond praise, as are Bergman's visual images."" ""
-Tim Page, Washington Post
An emotionally searing look at the ways we hurt the ones we love and the ones we have come to hate."" ""
-Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News


In Saraband, Marianne and Johan meet again after thirty years without contact, when Marianne suddenly feels a need to see her ex-husband again. She decides to visit Johan at his old summer house in the western province of Dalarna. And so, one beautiful autumn day, there she is, beside his reclining chair, waking him with a light kiss. Also living at the summer house are Johan's son Henrik and Henrik's daughter Karin. Henrik is giving his daughter cello lessons and already sees her future as staked out. Relations between father and son are very strained, but both are protective of Karin. They are all still mourning Anna, Henrik's much-loved wife, who died two years ago, yet who, in many ways, remains present among them. Marianne soon realizes that things are not all as they should be, and she finds herself unwillingly drawn into a complicated and upsetting power struggle...

Original Languages: Swedish/English/German
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 108 min.
Year: 2003


Borje Ahlstedt
Erland Josephson
Gunnel Fred
Julia Dufvenius
Liv Ullman
Ingmar Bergman