Passion (1969)

Passion (1969)

           Passion (1969)
               Genre: Drama
               Photographer, writer, loneliness, car accident, Fårö, Leiden
  The small, sparsely populated island in the Baltic Sea Fårö played in the life and work of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, an important role. Since the mid-1960s, the director and writer there he created a secluded hideaway, where he worked and focuses mainly on until his death in 2007 was staying alone. Among his works that arose prior to the scenario of this natural idyll, includes a trilogy with Liv Ullmann – his then-girlfriend – and Max von Sydow consisting of The Hour of the Wolf / Vargtimmen (1968), shame / Skammen (1968) and Passion / En passion (1969), filmed in contrast to the first two parts of this trilogy Fårö in color. The writer Andreas Winkelman (Max von Sydow) lives after the separation from his wife alone in his hut on a small island, where he rarely contacts the few who has withdrawn residents. That changes when he first fleeting acquaintance of the shy-looking Anna Fromm (Liv Ullmann) makes about the couple he meets Eva (Bibi Andersson) and know Vergerus Elis (Erland Josephson). Anna, who is still restricted by a serious leg injury and was indebted to one of her own car accident caused the death of her husband and child remains in the mind of traumatized dreaminess had reportedly very happy with the relationship with her late husband that this one relationship with Eva , Andrew learns about the glamorous artist Elis, who apparently tolerated the affair. When Elis abroad lingers ensues between Andreas and Eva an intimate relationship, but then pulls Anna one by Andreas, and what begins as a quiet, seemingly hamon community developed soon into a small Paarhölle to injury and suffering, the vague by the streaks of the past is wrapped … As four more people live alongside one another in social isolation as an island, each of which are taken in the egocentric depths of their personal history. Nearby is a real longing, and melancholy of the biting dubbed distanced mood dominates the whole movie, the final successful end escalation, which dissipates in the open space within its intimate play dramaturgy already announced. Ingmar Bergman has installed within the history of a meta-level, on which the main characters in short, inserted sequences reflect their own role, giving the film the nuance of a retrospective reconstruction. With the title Passion clearly the suffering and passion is not the intention, which suggests again and again a religious component. Here is the man depicted in his solitude, and more or less frozen misery, which he to circumnavigate although temporary, can not understand but actually alleviate. Passion was not in Germany at the cinemas, but learned his television debut in 1972. In the U.S., however, the film was quite successful and has won the Award of the National Society of Film Critics award. The turn of director Ingmar Bergman and cinematographer Sven Nykvist appears to color images initially a little strange, if one has the intense black and white compositions of the previous works of this famous film crew in sight. It is mainly the eyes and looks of the protagonists, which is awarded to one – false – dimension of life, what sometimes seems like a gentle cynicism which caricatured the sadness and desolation of the faces in color. Passion appears in its staging as a rather distant, cool work, the lethargic atmosphere of hopelessness can overwhelm not true, but settles with effective long term discomfort in the audience. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Passion (1969) Original Title: En passion Country of production: Sweden Production year: 1969 Length: (# ) 96 (Min.) Published at: format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital mono, German, Swedish ( #) EAN: 4006680033891 Extras: biography of Ingmar Bergman, production notes. The DVD appears to date under the “Ingmar Bergman Edition 2″.

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