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From the Life of the Marionettes
Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1980 • Sweden
Ingmar Bergman's From The Life of the Marionettes was a semi-sequel to Scenes From A Marriage, made seven years before, with a different pair of actors (Robert Atzorn, Christine Buchegger) replacing the original's Jan Malmjso and Bibi Andersson. Bergman let his storytelling skills roam freely in this film, drawing from his cinematic and theatrical experience (as a playwright as well as a director), cutting forward and backward in a visual and narrative tour-de-force that rivaled his best experimental work of the 1960s.