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Scenes from a Marriage (All 5 episodes)

Out of Competition

Director:
Hagai Levi
Production:
HBO, Media Res, Filmlance International
Running Time:
294’
Language:
English
Country:
USA
Main Cast:
Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Michael Aloni, Nicole Beharie, Corey Stoll, Sunita Mani, Tovah Feldshuh
Screenplay:
Hagai Levi, Amy Herzog
Cinematographer:
Andrij Parekh
Editor:
Yael Hersonski
Production Designer:
Kevin Thompson
Costume Designer:
Miyako Bellizzi
Music:
Evgueni e Alexandre Galperin
Sound:
Charles Hunt

Synopsis

Scenes from a Marriage re-examines the original’s iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple. It is adapted from Ingmar Bergman’s classic Swedish miniseries.

Director’s Statement

Ingmar Bergman’s Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes from a Marriage) is by far the piece of art that has most influenced me. I watched it accidentally for the first time when I was eighteen: a young, religious Jewish boy in a remote village, who knew nothing about cinema, relationships or sex. I remember thinking to myself, shocked: So, this is art! Its brutal honesty, radical minimalism, absolute reliance on text and performance, have since been points of reference in all of my work. Later on, this piece became even more personal to me.
While Bergman, almost fifty years ago, wanted to make a statement about the price of a marriage, I felt it is time to also speak about the price of divorce. In a narcissistic consumer-society era that encourages one to constantly look for self-actualisation and shallow freedom, it’s also worth reminding how traumatic a separation is, usually, in the course of human life.
Still—this is a love story. Two people who saved each other when they met, died together when they lived together, and cannot give up on each other, even when they hit rock bottom.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: HBO
30 Hudson Yards
10001 – New York, United States of America
Tel. +1 9175327534
yoonie.yang@warnermedia.com

PRODUCTION 2: Media Res
6255 W. Sunset Blvd.
90028 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 3239946222
carver.karaszewski@mediares.studio

PRODUCTION 3: Filmlance International
P.O. Box 27156
SE-10256 – Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. +46 84597380
lars.blomgren@banijay.com
hanne.palmquist@filmlance.se

PRODUCTION 4: Executive produced by Hagai Levi, Michael Ellenberg, Lars Blomgren, Amy Herzog, Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Daniel Bergman, and M. Blair Breard.

WORLD SALES: Simona Giannobile
Tel. +39 (06) 44889216
simona.giannobile@warnerbros.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Isabella Ferilli, Claudio Zago – SKY
Mob. +39 3467207561
isabella.ferilli@skytv.it
claudio.zago.cons@skytv.it

PRESS OFFICE: Yoonie Yang – HBO
30 Hudson Yards
10001 – New York, United States of America
Tel. +1 9175327534
yoonie.yang@warnermedia.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Isabella Ferilli, Claudio Zago – SKY
Mob (1). +39 3467207561 (Isabella Ferilli)
Mob (2). +39 3457647878 (Claudio Zago)
isabella.ferilli@skytv.it
claudio.zago.cons@skytv.it


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