Select reviews for Liv & Ingmar
★ ★ ★ ½
"The film is so accessible and relatable to anyone who has ever been in love. It’s one of, if not, the best documentary this year. It’s well-made, dynamic, and one of the more unique subjects tackled this year. Liv & Ingmar is spectacular and the best film of the New York Film Festival so far."
“Dheeraj Akolkar’s worshipful documentary… snippets from Bergman films skillfully used to illustrate the shadowy line between art and autobiography in many of them, Ms. Ullmann’s face registers an astounding emotional transparency… [a] likably sentimental film”
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"a lovely and lyrical documentary about [a] passionate, mutually inspiring yet fraught relationship"
“…you feel the gravity of the couple's life together. Liv & Ingmar is an anecdotal treasure chest for cinephiles, but more than that, it's a beautifully told love story.”
★ ★ ★
“What keeps Ullmann's account from the realm of celebrity narcissism is director Dheeraj Akolkar's delicate approach to his subject… Liv & Ingmar not only humanizes Bergman as the absent lover-cum-father of everyday life, but works as a priceless oral history of cinema.”