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Face to Face
Approx. run time 114 minutes
Written by Ingmar Bergman
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Produced by Lars-Owe Carlberg
Starring Liv Ullmann
Erland Josephson
Gunnar Björnstrand
Aino Taube
Kristina Adolphson
Country Sweden
Language Swedish
Release date April 5, 1976 (1976-04-05) (United States)
April 28, 1976 (1976-04-28)

Face to Face (Swedish: Ansikte mot ansikte) is a 1976 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. It tells the story of a psychiatrist who is suffering from a mental illness. It stars Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. The film was screened at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn't entered into the main competition.[1]



Dr. Jenny Isaksson (Liv Ullmann) is a psychiatrist married to another psychiatrist; both are successful in their jobs but slowly, agonizingly, Jenny succumbs to a breakdown. She is haunted by images and emotions from her past and eventually cannot function, either as a wife, a doctor or as an individual.



Principal cast (in credits order)

Rest of cast (in alphabetical order)


It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress (Ullmann) and Best Director (Bergman).

Ullmann was nominated by BAFTA in the Best Actress category.

She was also named Best Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, the National Board of Review and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, with the film winning Best Foreign Language Film at the latter.

It also was named by the Golden Globes as their Best Foreign Language Film of the year, with Ullmann also being nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama

Pop culture references

At the beginning of the Woody Allen film Annie Hall, Allen's character refuses to see Face to Face after arriving a few minutes late for a showing.


External links

Preceded by
Lies My Father Told Me
Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film
Succeeded by
A Special Day


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