Liv Ullmann

Liv Johanne Ullmann (born 16 December 1938)[1] is a Norwegian actress and film director. She was one of the "muses" of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.[2][3]

Ullmann won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama in 1972 for the film The Emigrants (1971), and has been nominated for another four. In 2000, she was nominated for the Palme d'Or for her second directorial feature film, Faithless. She has also received two BAFTA Award nominations for her performances in Scenes from a Marriage (1973) and Face to Face (1976), and two Academy Award nominations for The Emigrants and Face to Face.

Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann 2014
Born
Liv Johanne Ullmann

16 December 1938 (age 80)
Tokyo, Japan
ResidenceBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
NationalityNorwegian
OccupationActress, director, screenwriter
Years active1957–present
Spouse(s)
Hans Jacob "Jappe" Stang
(m. 1960–1965)

Donald Leslie Saunders
(m. 1985)
Partner(s)Ingmar Bergman (1965–1970)
Dragan Babić
ChildrenLinn Ullmann

Early life

Ullmann was born in Tokyo, Japan, the daughter of Erik Viggo Ullmann (1907–1945), a Norwegian aircraft engineer who was working in Tokyo at the time, and Janna Erbe (née Lund; 1910–1996), also Norwegian.[4] Her grandfather was sent to the Dachau concentration camp during the Second World War for helping Jews escape from the town where he lived in Norway; he died in the camp.[5] When she was two years old, the family moved to Toronto, Ontario, where her father worked at the Norwegian air force base on Toronto Island (in Lake Ontario) during World War II.[6] The family moved to New York, where four years later, her father died of a brain tumor, an event that affected her greatly.[6][7] Her mother worked as a bookseller while raising two daughters.[8] They eventually returned to Norway, settling in Trondheim.[9]

Career

Acting career

Liv Ullmann 1966 2 (cropped)
Ullmann in 1966

Ullmann began her acting career as a stage actress in Norway during the mid-1950s. She continued to act in theatre for most of her career, and became noted for her portrayal of Nora in Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House, but became better known once she started to work with Swedish movie director Ingmar Bergman. She later acted, with acclaim, in 10 of his movies, including Persona (1966), The Passion of Anna (1969), Cries and Whispers (1972) and Autumn Sonata (1978), in which her co-actress, Ingrid Bergman, resumed her Swedish cinema career. She co-acted often with Swedish actor and fellow Bergman collaborator, Erland Josephson, with whom she made the Swedish television drama, Scenes from a Marriage (1973), which was also edited to feature-movie length and distributed theatrically. Ullmann acted with Laurence Olivier in A Bridge Too Far (1977), directed by Richard Attenborough.

Nominated more than 40 times for awards, including various lifetime achievement awards, she won the best actress prize three times from the National Society of Film Critics, three times from the National Board of Review, received three awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and a Golden Globe. During 1971, Ullmann was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for the movie The Emigrants, and again during 1976 for the movie Face to Face.

Ullmann made her New York City stage debut in 1975 also in A Doll's House. Appearances in "Anna Christie and Ghosts followed, as well as the less than successful musical version of I Remember Mama. This show, composed by Richard Rodgers, experienced numerous revisions during a long preview period, then closed after 108 performances. She also featured in the widely deprecated musical movie remake of Lost Horizon during 1973. In 1977, when she appeared on Broadway at the Imperial Theater in Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie," she "glowed with despair and hope, and was everything one could have wished her to have been" in a performance "not to be missed and never to be forgotten," with her "grace and authority" that was "perhaps more than Garbo...born for Anna Christie:--Or more properly, Anna Christie was born for her." (Clive Barnes (1977). "Theater: Liv Ullman's 'Anna Christie'." "New York Times." April 15, 1977)

In 1980 Brian De Palma, who directed Carrie, wanted Liv Ullmann to play the role of Kate Miller in the erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill and offered it to her, but she declined because of the violence.[10] The role subsequently went to Angie Dickinson. In 1982 Ingmar Bergman wanted Ullmann to play the Emelie Ekdahl in his last feature film, Fanny and Alexander and wrote the role with this in mind.[11] But Ullmann felt the role was too sad and declined. Liv Ullmann later stated in interviews that turning it down was one of the few things she really regrets.[11]

Prinses Juliana bij uitreiking Four Freedoms Awards in Middelburg Prinses Julia, Bestanddeelnr 933-0122
Princess Juliana of the Netherlands and Liv Ullmann at the Four Freedoms Award ceremony in Middelburg on 23 June 1984.

During 1984 she was chairperson of the jury at the 34th Berlin International Film Festival,[12] and during 2002 chaired the jury of Cannes Film Festival. She introduced her daughter, Linn Ullmann, to the audience with the words: "Here comes the woman whom Ingmar Bergman loves the most". Her daughter was there to receive the Prize of Honour on behalf of her father; she would return to serve the jury herself during 2011.

In 2003 Ullmann reprised her role for Scenes from a Marriage in Saraband (2003), Bergman's final telemovie. This was her comeback as an actress since her last role on the screen, in the Swedish movie Zorn (1994).

In 2004 Ullmann revealed that she had received an offer in November 2003 to play in 3 episodes of the popular American series, Sex and the City.[13] Ullmann was amused by the offer and said that it was one of the few programs she regularly watched, but she turned it down.[14] Later that year Steven Soderbergh wrote a role in the movie Ocean's 12 especially for Ullmann but she also turned that down.[15]

Ullmann narrated the Canada–Norway co-produced animated short movie The Danish Poet (2006), which won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film at the 79th Academy Awards during 2007.

In 2008 she was the head of the jury at the 30th Moscow International Film Festival.[16]

She published two autobiographies, Changing (1977) and Choices (1984).

During 2012, she attended the International Indian Film Academy Awards in Singapore, where she was honored for her Outstanding Contributions to International Cinema and she also showed her movie on her relationship with Ingmar Bergman.[17]

Directing career

Ullmann's first film as a director was Sofie (1992), in which she directed her friend and former co-actor, Erland Josephson. She later directed the Bergman-composed movie Faithless (2000). Faithless garnered nominations for both the Palme d'Or and Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival.

During 2006 Ullmann announced that she had been forced to end her longtime wish of making a film based on A Doll's House. According to her statement, the Norwegian Film Fund was preventing her and writer Kjetil Bjørnstad from pursuing the project. Australian actress Cate Blanchett and British actress Kate Winslet had been cast intended in the main roles of the movie. She later directed Blanchett in the play A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, at the Sydney Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia, which was performed September through October 2009, and then continued from 29 October to 21 November 2009 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where it won a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Non-resident Production as well as actress and supporting performer for 2009. The play was also performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2013 Ullmann directed a film adaptation of Miss Julie. The film, released in September 2014, stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton.[18] It was widely praised by the Norwegian press.

Personal life

In addition to Norwegian, Ullmann speaks Swedish, English and other European languages.[19]

She had a romantic relationship with Ingmar Bergman (1965–70). Writer Linn Ullmann (b. 1966) is their daughter.

Following an affair with the actor John Lithgow,[20] Ullman married Boston real estate developer Donald Saunders in 1985 and they remain married.

She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador[21] and has traveled widely for the organization. She is also co-founder and honorary chair of the International Rescue Committee's Women's Refugee Commission.
In 2005, King Harald V of Norway made Ullmann a Commander with Star of the Order of St. Olav.[22]

In 2006, she received an honorary degree, dr. philos. honoris causa, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.[23]

Awards

Filmography

As actress

Year Title Role Notes
1957 Fjols til fjells
1959 Ung Flukt
1962 Tonny Kari Entered into the 12th Berlin International Film Festival
1962 Kort är sommaren
1963 Onkel Vanja (TV)
1965 De kalte ham Skarven
1965 Smeltedigelen Mary Warren (TV)
1966 En hyggelig fyr Mabel (TV)
1966 Persona Elisabet Vogler
1966 Måken Sonja (TV)
1967 Cocktailselskapet Celia (TV)
1968 Shame Eva Rosenberg Guldbagge Award for Best Actress[24]
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Hour of the Wolf Alma Borg National Board of Review Award for Best Actress (also for Shame)
1969 An-Magritt An-Magritt
1969 The Passion of Anna Anna Fromm
1970 Cold Sweat Fabienne Martin
1971 The Emigrants Kristina Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress
1971 The Night Visitor Ester Jenks
1972 The New Land Kristina National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
1972 Cries and Whispers Maria (and her mother) New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
1972 Pope Joan Pope Joan
1973 Scenes from a Marriage Marianne David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1973 40 Carats Ann Stanley Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1973 Lost Horizon Katherine
1974 Zandy's Bride Hannah Lund
1974 The Abdication Queen Kristina
1975 Trollflöjten Woman in Audience (TV)
1975 Leonor Leonor
1976 Face to Face Dr. Jenny Isaksson Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1977 The Serpent's Egg Manuela Rosenberg
1977 A Bridge Too Far Kate ter Horst
1978 Autumn Sonata Eva David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actress
1979 Players
1979 Fruen fra havet Ellida Wangel (TV)
1980 Richard's Things Kate Morris
1983 Jenny Jenny (TV)
1983 Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number Mrs. Jacobo Timerman (TV)
1984 Farlig trekk Marina Fromm
1984 The Wild Duck Gina
1984 The Bay Boy Mrs. Campbell
1984 Dangerous Moves (French: La Diagonale du fou) Marina Fromm
1986 Let's Hope It's a Girl Elena Nominated—David di Donatello Award for Best Actress
1987 Gaby: A True Story Sari
1987 Farewell Moscow Ida Nudel David di Donatello Award for Best Actress
1988 The Girlfriend (also known as La amiga) María San Sebastián International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
1988 Gli indifferenti Maria Grazia (TV)
1989 The Rose Garden Gabriele Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1991 Mindwalk Sonia Hoffman
1991 Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Narrator (voice)
1992 The Long Shadow Katherine
1991 The Ox Mrs. Gustafsson
1994 Drømspel Ticket Seller
1994 Zorn Emma Zorn (TV)
2003 Saraband Marianne (TV)
2006 The Danish Poet Narrator
2008 I et speil, i en gåte Grandmother
2009 Sinna mann Mother (voice) (English Speaking Version)
2011 Lang dags ferd mot natt Mary Tyrone (TV)
2012 Zwei Leben (Two Lives) Åse
2012 Liv & Ingmar
2014 remake.me[25]

As director

Year Film Notes
1992 Sofie Montreal World Film Festival Special Grand Prize of the Jury
Montreal World Film Festival Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Montreal World Film Festival Most Popular Film
1995 Kristin Lavransdatter[26] (from the novel by Sigrid Undset)
1996 Private Confessions Nominated—Chicago International Film Festival Gold Hugo
Screened at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival[27]
2000 Faithless Amanda Ecumenical Film Award
Goya Award for Best European Film
Nominated—Palme d'Or, 2000 Cannes Film Festival[28]
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
2014 Miss Julie

See also

References

  1. ^ Larsen, Svend Erik Løken (30 August 2017). "Liv Ullmann" – via Store norske leksikon.
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (12 December 2013). "A Filmmaker's Hold on His Muse". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. ^ Solway, Diane (October 2009). "Liv the Life". W Magazine. Archived from the original on 14 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Liv Ullmann Biography (1939— )". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  5. ^ Hattenstone, Simon (3 February 2001). "A Lifelong Liaison". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  6. ^ a b Jones, Donald (10 May 1986). "Unravelling Little Norway's Big Secrets". Toronto Star. p. M03.
  7. ^ Ouzounian, Richard (9 September 2014). "TIFF: Liv Ullmann spent 'worst and best times of my life' in Toronto". Toronto Star. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  8. ^ "The Bergman connection". The Telegraph. 12 February 2000. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  9. ^ Marcus, J.S. (17 September 2010). "Liv Ullmann's Return to the Stage". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Dressed to Kill (1980)". thisdistractedglobe.com.
  11. ^ a b "NRK TV - Se Viggo på lørdag".
  12. ^ "Berlinale: 1984 Juries". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 21 November 2010.
  13. ^ "Sex og singelliv for Liv Ullmann".
  14. ^ "Sex og singel-Liv". 20 November 2003.
  15. ^ "Eventyrlig Liv". 15 September 2012.
  16. ^ "30th Moscow International Film Festival (2008)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  17. ^ "Honoured to Share the Dais with Shabana Azmi, Liv Ullmann: Hassan". Mid Day. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  18. ^ Boehm, Mike (1 February 2013). "Jessica Chastain to star in Liv Ullmann's film of 'Miss Julie'" – via LA Times.
  19. ^ Liv., Ullmann, (2006). Liv Ullmann : interviews. Long, Robert Emmet. (1st ed.). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 157806824X. OCLC 61458361.
  20. ^ The Record
  21. ^ "Unicef People". UNICEF.
  22. ^ "People: Liv Ullmann, Sharon Stone, Seal". International Herald Tribune. 13 May 2005.
  23. ^ "Honorary Doctors". Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
  24. ^ "Skammen (1968)". Swedish Film Institute. 2 March 2014. Archived from the original on 4 September 2015.
  25. ^ http://www.filmweb.no/film/article1179961.ece?facts=t
  26. ^ "Viewed by as much as two-thirds of the population, one of Norway's most domestically successful films ever – an important cultural event". Goliath.ecnext.com. 22 September 2003. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  27. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Private Confessions". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  28. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Faithless". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 13 October 2009.

Further reading

  • Robert Emmet Long, ed. (2006). Liv Ullmann: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 1-57806-823-1, 1-57806-824-X (paper). Collected interviews with Ullmann.
  • David Outerbridge (1979). Without Makeup, Liv Ullmann: A Photo-Biography. New York City: William Morrow and Company. ISBN 0-688-03441-1.
  • Liv Ullmann (1977). Changing. New York City: Knopf. ISBN 0-394-41148-X. Autobiography.
  • Liv Ullmann (1984). Choices. New York: Knopf. ISBN 0-394-53986-9. ISBN 978-0-394-53986-7. Autobiography.

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Arve Tellefsen
Recipient of the Arts Council Norway Honorary Award
1997
Succeeded by
Sverre Fehn
33rd Tony Awards

The 33rd Annual Tony Awards was broadcast by CBS television on June 3, 1979, from the Shubert Theatre in New York City. The hosts were Jane Alexander, Henry Fonda and Liv Ullmann.

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata (Swedish: Höstsonaten, German: Herbstsonate) is a 1978 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and starring Ingrid Bergman (in her final film role), Liv Ullmann and Lena Nyman. It tells the story of a celebrated classical pianist who is confronted by her neglected daughter. All his films from this point, even those eventually shown in theatres, were television productions. It is generally well-regarded by critics.

Dangerous Moves

Dangerous Moves (French: La Diagonale du fou) is a 1984 French-language film about chess, directed by Richard Dembo, produced by Arthur Cohn, starring Michel Piccoli, Alexandre Arbatt, as well as Liv Ullmann, Leslie Caron, and Bernhard Wicki in prominent supporting roles.

Its original French title is La diagonale du fou ("The Fool's Diagonal", referring to the chess piece called the bishop in English but the fool in French). The film was a co-production between companies in France and Switzerland. It tells the story of two very different men competing in the final match of the World Chess Championship. One is a 52-year-old Soviet Jew who holds the title, and the other is a 35-year-old genius who defected to the West several years earlier.

Face to Face (1976 film)

Face to Face (Swedish: Ansikte mot ansikte) is a 1976 Swedish psychological drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. It tells the story of a psychiatrist who is suffering from a mental illness. It stars Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson.

It is also the film debut of Lena Olin.

Faithless (2000 film)

Faithless (Swedish: Trolösa) is a Swedish film directed by Liv Ullmann from a script by Ingmar Bergman. The story is loosely based on experiences of adultery from Bergman's own life. It was entered into the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Farewell Moscow

Farewell Moscow (Italian: Mosca addio) is a 1987 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini. For this film Liv Ullmann was awarded with a David di Donatello for Best Actress. It is based on the life of Russian Jew Ida Nudel.

Kristin Lavransdatter (film)

Kristin Lavransdatter is a 1995 Norwegian film directed by Liv Ullmann, featuring Elisabeth Matheson, Bjørn Skagestad, Jørgen Langhelle, Lena Endre and Sverre Anker Ousdal, based on Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. The film was selected as the Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 68th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Lumière and Company

Lumière and Company (original title: Lumière et compagnie) is a 1995 anthology film made in collaboration between forty-one international film directors. The project consists in each of the filmmakers making a short film using the original Cinématographe camera invented by the Lumière brothers.Shorts were edited in-camera and constrained by three rules:

A short may be no longer than 52 seconds

No synchronized sound

No more than three takes

Miss Julie (2014 film)

Miss Julie is a 2014 independent period drama film written and directed by Liv Ullmann, based on the play of the same name by August Strindberg and starring Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Set in Ireland in this adaptation, it had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. It was a co-production of Norway, United Kingdom, Ireland, and France.

The film is set in 1890, in County Fermanagh, in the Kingdom of Ireland, during the course of a single Midsummer Night, Miss Julie, the daughter of an Anglo-Irish landlord, attempts to seduce her father's peasant valet, John. The affair quickly goes to some dark places, with power and class playing a key role.

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress

The National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress is an annual award given by the National Society of Film Critics to honour the best leading actress of the year.

Private Confessions

Private Confessions (Swedish: Enskilda samtal) is a 1996 Swedish drama film directed by Liv Ullmann and written by Ingmar Bergman. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.Private Confessions: were also a short TV series in two parts, premiered at Sveriges Television 1996.

Private Confessions can be seen as the last part of a loosely united trilogy - with the SVT series The Best Intentions (1992) directed by Bille August and Daniel Bergman's directed film Söndagsbarn (1992) as the previous work - based on Ingmar Bergman's stories about his parents complicated relationship life in his marriage and also some of his own childhood memories, (all in a somewhat rewritten form). It was the first of the two works that Liv Ullmann was asked to direct on Ingmar Bergman's manuscript; followed by the film Trolösa (2000). The series is divided into two parts of long film length, a total of 195 minutes, and is produced by Sveriges Television in cooperation with the other Nordic national public service broadcasters. For his role interpretation, the main role holder Pernilla August was awarded a number of international film prizes. For the photo Bergman's long-standing employee Sven Nykvist was.

As an independent continuation of the longer series The good will here again meets the main couple Anna (Pernilla August) and the clergyman Henrik (Samuel Fröler) a few years later in the 20th century and their marriage. The men have begun to slide away from each other everyday and Anna has encountered contact with the young student Tomas Egerman (Thomas Hanzon) and a secret tremendous love has arisen between them. Anna is consumed by contradictory feelings and guilty of the deceit against her husband and takes in her wildness contact with her old confirmation clergyman Jacob (Max von Sydow) after many years. Through the series, you must, above all, follow Anna in various profound, existential conversations with the people around her; in addition to Jacob, Henrik and Tomas, her mother Karin Åkerblom (Anita Björk) and her friend Märta (Gunnel Fred). The question is which way she will be able to choose to continue her life.

Scenes from a Marriage

Scenes from a Marriage (Swedish: Scener ur ett äktenskap) is a 1973 Swedish Television miniseries written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. The story explores the disintegration of the marriage between Marianne, a family lawyer specializing in divorce, and Johan, spanning a period of 10 years. Bergman's teleplay draws on his own experiences, including his relationship with Ullmann. It was shot on a small budget in Stockholm and Fårö in 1972.

After initially airing on Swedish TV in six parts, the miniseries was condensed into a theatrical version and received positive reviews in Sweden and internationally. Scenes from a Marriage was also the subject of controversy for its perceived influence on rising divorce rates in Europe. The film was ineligible for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and several other honours.

The miniseries and film version influenced filmmakers such as Woody Allen and Richard Linklater. It was followed by a sequel, Saraband, in 2003, and stage adaptations.

Shame (1968 film)

Shame (Swedish: Skammen) is a 1968 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and starring Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow. Ullmann and von Sydow play Eva and Jan, a politically uninvolved couple and former violinists whose home comes under threat by civil war. They are accused by one side of sympathy for the enemy, and their relationship deteriorates while the couple flees. The story explores themes of shame, moral decline, self-loathing and violence.

The film was shot on Fårö beginning in 1967, employing miniature models for war scenes. Shame was shot and released during the Vietnam War, although Bergman denied it was a commentary on the real-life conflict. He instead expressed interest in telling the story of a "little war".

Shame won a few honors, including for Ullmann's performance. It is sometimes considered the second in a series of thematically-related films, preceded by Bergman's 1968 Hour of the Wolf, and followed by the 1969 The Passion of Anna.

Sofie (film)

Sofie is a 1992 Danish drama film based on the novel Mendel Philipsen and Son by Henri Nathansen. It was Denmark's submission for the 1992 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

The Bay Boy

The Bay Boy is a 1984 Canadian drama film. It is a semi-autobiographical film based on director Daniel Petrie's experiences of growing up in Glace Bay, a mining town on Cape Breton Island, during the Great Depression. It features the screen debut of Kiefer Sutherland as the film's central character, alongside Liv Ullmann as his character's mother.

The Emigrants (film)

The Emigrants (Swedish: Utvandrarna) is a 1971 Swedish film directed by Jan Troell and starring Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg and Allan Edwall. The screenplay is by Bengt Forslund and Troell. It tells the story of poor Swedes who emigrate from Småland, Sweden, to Minnesota in the mid-19th century. The film depicts hardships in Sweden and on the journey and is based on the first two novels of The Emigrants series by Vilhelm Moberg — The Emigrants (1949) and Unto a Good Land (1952).

The Emigrants won international acclaim, and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1971. It was nominated for four more Oscars the following year, including for Best Picture. It is followed by a 1972 sequel, The New Land (Nybyggarna), with the same cast. The 1974 U.S. television series The New Land is based loosely on both The Emigrants and its sequel.

The New Land

The New Land (Swedish: Nybyggarna) is a 1972 Swedish film co-written and directed by Jan Troell and starring Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann and Eddie Axberg. It is a sequel to Troell's The Emigrants (1971); both are based on The Emigrants novels by Vilhelm Moberg. Drawing its story from the last two of these novels — The Settlers (1956) and The Last Letter Home (1959) — the film is about Swedish immigrants establishing their home in Minnesota during the Dakota War of 1862.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It and The Emigrants are the basis for the 1974 American television series The New Land.

The Night Visitor

The Night Visitor (Swedish title: Papegojan) is a 1971 Swedish psychological thriller film in English, starring Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Trevor Howard, Per Oscarsson, Rupert Davies and Andrew Keir, and directed by Laslo Benedek.

Films directed by Liv Ullmann
Awards for Liv Ullmann
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1946–1975
1975–2000
2001–present

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