Jessica Chastain: “My husband is Italian and I love him, but I don’t believe in the institution of marriage”

Previewed at the Venice Film Festival two weeks ago, “Scenes from a wedding” is the Hbo series that brings the relational complexity of a couple explored by Ingmar Bergman in 1973 into the twenty-first century. Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, after having inflamed the red carpet of Venice 78, are the protagonists of the five episodes that will go on Sky from 20 September. The mini-series was created, written and directed by Hagai Levi (director and screenwriter of ‘The affair’ and ‘In treatment’). who was first impressed when he saw her at 18. “This is art,” said the Israeli director. This is Ingmar Bergman’s homage to the classic after 48 years.

Love, hate, desire, monogamy, marriage, divorce: the themes, the dilemmas that made the original film immortal and that will also be at the center of Levi’s reinterpretation, explored through the story of a contemporary American couple. Mira (Chastain) is an established tech professional dissatisfied with her marriage, while Jonathan (Isaac) is an intellectual, a caring philosophy professor who struggles to salvage his relationship with Mira. Over the course of the 5 episodes, Scenes from a marriage investigates in all their complexity the most private dynamics of this apparently solid couple, portrayed – almost spied – in their intimacy, so as to allow the audience to hear the confessions, the recriminations, of two people who love and hate each other at the same time.

September 19, 2021 – Updated September 20, 2021, 11:13 am