Face to Face (Swedish: Ansikte mot ansikte) is a 1976 Swedish 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. The film was screened at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, but was not entered into the main competition. It is the final 'classic' Bergman picture, as after its release the director would leave Sweden for a few years.
Dr. Jenny Isaksson (Liv Ullmann) is a psychiatrist married to another psychiatrist; both are successful in their jobs but slowly, agonizingly, Jenny succumbs to a breakdown. She is haunted by images and emotions from her past and eventually cannot function, either as a wife, a doctor or as an individual.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress (Ullmann) and Best Director (Bergman).
Ullmann was nominated by BAFTA in the Best Actress category.
She was also named Best Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, the National Board of...