The Right Touch

The Right Touch

2 Episodes

One of Ingmar Bergman’s most maligned films gets a playful, gender-swapped update courtesy of exuberant experimentalist Marie Losier. A box-office disaster upon its release, the Swedish titan’s first English-language feature THE TOUCH has been on a steady path to critical rehabilitation ever since, increasingly recognized for its emotional and psychological complexity. In THE TOUCH RETOUCHED, Losier addresses one of the film’s most controversial aspects—the casting of Hollywood star Elliott Gould alongside Bergman regulars Bibi Andersson and Max von Sydow—by mischievously inserting herself in the American actor’s role.

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The Right Touch
  • The Touch Retouched

    Episode 1

    Directed by Marie Losier • 2002 • United States

    In 1971, Ingmar Bergman made his first English-language film, THE TOUCH, starring ensemble regulars Max von Sydow and Bibi Andersson, along with seventies everyman Elliott Gould. Thirty years later, Marie Losier decided to recast herself in Gould’s...

  • The Touch

    Episode 2

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1971 • Sweden
    Starring Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow

    With his first English-language film, a critical and box-office disaster, Ingmar Bergman delivered a compelling portrait of conflicting desires. In THE TOUCH, a chance encounter between seemingly con...