(Kärlek utan älskare)
Cast: 6 males, 3 females
This script was rejected by three impeccably conscientious producers. Their explanations varied but the basic message was the same: it’s impossible to make a movie from this material. Expensive. Would end in catastrophe. Self-destruction.
Eventually, I came to share their opinion and consigned my script to the archives, filed away under “Impractical Visions and Dreams.”
And that was that.Handwritten by Bergman, last page
With the director vanished and the screenplay missing, film editor Anna Bergman is struggling in Love Without Lovers to make a coherent feature out of tons of footage consisting of a visit to a peepshow, a variation of the classical myth of Philemon and Baucis, a performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, two murders and more. Eventually the director returns and sets fire to the footage.