Private Confessions

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Žmogus negali prieštarauti tiesai niekam nepakenkdamas.


Bergman's script explores the story of his parents' relationship in this absorbing study of infidelity and self-knowledge. When Anna tells her clergyman uncle Jacob that she's having an affair with a much younger seminary student, the confession initiates a series of five conversations, ranging back and forth in time, in which her desire to escape the bonds of marriage is contrasted against both the disillusioned compromise later required to sustain the union, and the bright questioning spirit displayed in her early confirmation classes. 

Cannes Film Festival – selected for Un Certain Regard programme; Chicago International Film Festival – Best Actress, nominated for Best Film; Valladolid International Film Festival – Best Actress, FIPRESCI award, nominated for Golden Spike.


Liv Ulmann

Liv Ullmann was born in 1938. At the age of sixteen, she dropped out of school and went to London to study acting. She played at different theatres and in several Norwegian films. Liv Ullmann became internationally famous in the films of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, including Persona, The Passion of Anna, Cries and Whispers, Scenes from a Marriage and Autumn Sonata. Since 1980, Liv Ullmann has been a UNICEF Goodwill-ambassador. Liv Ullmann has started career as a script writer as well as film and stage play director. She had her debut with Sofie in 1992. Liv Ullmann’s latest films as a director are Private Confessions from 1996 and Faithless from 2000, Swedish productions based on scripts by Ingmar Bergman.