A sequel of sorts to the 1973 intimate epic Scenes From a Marriage. That Ingmar Bergman picture detailed the breakdown of the seemingly perfect union between Johan and Marianne (Erland Josephson and Liv Ullmann), and Saraband reunites them 30 years later. New drama is mined by exploring the relationships among Johan, his son Henrik (by another marriage) and Henrik’s daughter, but Bergman’s obsessive purpose remains
the same. He seems not to have softened his resolve that it is our families who hurt us the most, simply because they have the opportunity.