SVT and Miso Film to co-produce adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s “Faithless”

Swedish state television SVT has recently announced that, together with the production company Miso Film, it will produce a television adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s “Faithless”. This information was extracted from Fremantle’s web site.

Tomas Alfredson (The Snowman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let the Right One In), is responsible for directing all six episodes and Norwegian Sara Johnsen (July 22, The Occupation, Winter Kiss) writes the script.

“Faithless” is a drama series which explores the relationship between passion and love through an erotic triangle. David falls in love with his best friend Mark’s wife, the beautiful Marianne. David and Marianne’s love affair has painful consequences for two families. The characters are driven by lust, jealousy, betrayal and love.

“Bringing together two such strong creatives as Sara Johnsen and Tomas Alfredson, with a unique yet timeless text by Ingmar Bergman is extremely exciting. It is also an example of the ambitious projects that we at SVT Drama, and the public service in general, will have to protect in the future,” said Anna Croneman, SVT Drama Director.

Peter Bose, CEO and producer, Miso Film commented: “I clearly remember Liv Ullmann’s adaption of Ingmar Bergman’s Faithless, who made a great impression when I saw the film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000. Faithless is an eternally valid story about love and jealousy, and not least the feelings that are aroused when you fall in love. With Tomas Alfredson’s and Sara Johnsen’s intensive reinterpretation of Faithless, it is as relevant today as when Bergman wrote his original text. Jonas Allen, René Ezra, and I look forward to producing the TV series together with SVT and Anna Croneman, with whom we most recently collaborated with on the Danish series The Investigation.”

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