Friday, June 20, 2014

Scenes from a Marriage 1973

This is an intimate study of a marriage, and more a study of human relationships in general. Originally a TV series, the film is divided into six episodes separated by years. Even in affluence, people search for ever elusive happiness. What do people seek in a relationship and why do they fail even though everything is apparently there? This delightful movie is a picture of life as it is, ever mysterious and shifting like a kaleidoscope, far ahead of analysis.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was Roger Ebert's No.1 film in 1974, though he wondered later why he chose it over "Chinatown", which was chosen as his No.2 movie.

Anyway, both of them are great works.