Liv Ullmann: A Road Less Traveled

International star, writer, director and human rights activist Liv Ullmann looks back on the stages of her life in this profile rich in evocative clips from her many films, starting with early triumphs PERSONA and THE PASSION OF ANNA. From her 2022 honorary Oscar and her recent work as a UNICEF ambassador, the film explores the many facets of Ullmann’s career in three sections: “The Actor;” “The Storyteller;” and “The Traveler.” She is humorous, self-deprecating and intensely honest in assessing her professional and personal relationships, including, most notably, with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Ullmann makes it abundantly clear that she is no one’s mere muse, but an artist of many and extraordinary talents. Commentary by colleagues includes Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, Jeremy Irons, and more. World premiere, 2023 Cannes International Film Festival; nominated for the Golden Eye Award.

“Packs an emotional punch as we grow to comprehend the full extent of what Ullmann has achieved, and her importance as a champion of women in what she has too often found to be a male-dominated world.”–Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

Year: 2023

Runtime: 135 minutes

Language: English

Country: Norway

Genre: Documentary

Director: Dheeraj Akolkar