Being a phenomenon that takes place in time, a relationship is subject to its havoc. There is no thing that can last longer than time; it ends with everything. Thus, the highly valued initial feeling of a relationship is rarely still there when the relationship is over. Most of the time, the pain of loving another one overcomes the pleasure of it and what once was pure and bright ends up being a corrupted shadow of what it once was. And when this purity is preserved, it is a great achievement.
Many films deal with the dynamics of relationships, on the corruption, the emergence or the conservation of them. Desire, hidden intentions and old pains constantly inspire filmmakers to expand the limits of the language to express them in new ways. Here is a list of 10 movies that explore the dynamics of relationships, most of them profoundly pessimistic, and maybe some that are just a little optimistic about the faith of love.
1. Scenes from a Marriage (1973) – Ingmar Bergman
This is the movie about marriage, made by one of the most talented crew in film history – the crew of Ingmar Bergman. The movie displays a couple played by Liv Ullmann in the role of Marianne, and Erland Josephson in the role of Johan. Unparalleled cinematographer and longtime Bergman’s collaborator Sven Nykvist worked not only as an artist but also a co-producer of the film (Bergman convinced him and Josephson to accept a part of the production in exchange of their work).
The relationship of Marianne and Johan is treated with Bergman’s hardest pessimism of his late career. In the span of 10 years, their “healthy” relationship becomes the genesis of hate and resentment. The at first true → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema