by Crissa-Jean Chappell
Faithless, a film based on an unflinching script by the great Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, mesmerizes in the way it creates art from life. Bergman's autobiography, The Magic Lantern, describes a marriage-breaking affair similar to the one in this film -- but Faithless is less a memoir than a meditation on guilt. Tucked away on the islet of Faro in Stockholm's archipelago, Bergman, now 82, wrote the story in isolation and sent it to his former mistress, the radiant Liv Ullmann, his leading lady in the 1960s and early '70s who starred in tour de forces such as Persona (1966) and Scenes from a Marriage (1973).
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