Scenes from a Marriage: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac elevate raw, intimate remake

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Is scenes from a marriage on HBO Max?

Where can I watch Scenes from a Marriage?Scenes from a Marriage will premiere on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. Stream 'Scenes from a Marriage' along with hundreds of hours of content, including Oscar Isaac's six-part miniseries 'Show Me a Hero'. Entertainment TonightHow to Watch ‘Scenes from a Marriage’

Who is Oscar Isaac married to?

He met Danish film director Elvira Lind in 2012, and they married in February 2017. They have two sons: Eugene, born April 2017, and Mads, born October 2019. The family lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. wikipedia.orgOscar Isaac

To some this will surely hit as a precious meta flourish meant to emphasize the seriousness of this artistic undertaking, and on some level that view has some merit. Levi's remake of Ingmar Bergman's influential 1973 series would work equally as well without these sequences; it's not as if anyone watching would conflate Chastain with her character, Mira, or assume Isaac is anything like Jonathan, Mira's husband, although he's tailor-fit for the actor.

But given the fuss made over a viral moment in which Isaac appeared to kiss Chastain's arm on the red carpet at the series' Venice International Film Festival debut, maybe establishing a split between life and performance isn't the worst move.

Nowhere is it clearer that these actors are jumping into the skins of fictional people than in the seconds after you hear someone yell, "Action!" In "Scene I: Innocence & Panic," Chastain seamlessly flips the switch in becoming Mira, whose exhausted uncertainty shows through as she furiously sends a text.

Chastain has Mira don another mask as she sits down next to Isaac, already in character as Jonathan, in their living room. The couple has agreed to sit for an interview with a Ph.D. candidate writing a paper on how evolving gender norms are impacting monogamous marriages. The resulting conversation reveals how Mira and Jonathan met, how they define themselves as individuals and, importantly, the fact that they've been together for 10 years and have a daughter.

What Isaac and Chastain say without words explains far more about these two. Mira, a tech executive, is chilly and disconnected for most of the interview, rarely making eye contact with the interviewer. Jonathan, a philosophy professor, does most of the talking for Mira, assuming he speaks for both and floridly mansplaining his way through each interaction.

Soon afterward we see them sharing a dinner with another couple (played by Nicole Beharie and Corey Stoll) that has opened their marriage, and whose relationship is obviously imploding. But every union has a timed explosive hidden in its guts. What each couple does with that bomb tends to determine whether they'll go the distance. Reset the timer or defuse it, it will always be there until it goes off.

In the process of watching these situations unfold, one may arrive at another interpretation of Levi's device, and what it conveys about relationships in the context of this story.

It posits that any partnership that survives the wane of a young relationship's lustful fever settles into some version of role-playing. Everything that happens to Mira and Jonathan's union after that first hour demonstrates our tendency to cast one another into these parts, regardless of whether the bonds we create remain intact or snap. This also applies to everything around them, as Mira points out – people develop silly attachments to furniture and dream up a myth of a home. "Our whole relationship became an object," she says to Jonathan in delivering her diagnosis of their break, one of many.

This doesn't make witnessing the slow dissolution of Mira and Jonathan's marriage any easier to witness. On the contrary, it accentuates the sting of what transpires in front of our eyes because of the concentrated humanity Isaac and Chastain conjure forth in their portrayals.

These actors excel in presenting two people who cannot help but hurt each other whenever they're in the same room, whether intentionally or by accident, purely because they know one another so thoroughly. They're also achieving this while largely avoiding the trap of making either Mira or Jonathan easily despicable, even the party who instigates the separation.

Levi, who previously created "The Affair" for Showtime, approaches his "Scenes" by employing American mores and personalities to the figures Bergman established, much in the way his creation for Israeli TV,  "BeTipul," was remixed into "In Treatment."

The casting shows this, capitalizing on Isaac and Chastain's proven chemistry. (In addition to knowing each other since college, they previous played a husband and wife in 2014's "A Most Violent Year.") They credibly weave between warmth and chill in portraying Mira and Jonathan's conundrum, that of a pair that doesn't work together but can't entirely live without each other. As in the original, they vacillate between amity, disdain and physical outbursts in the same episode.

The main difference, perhaps in an effort to heed the feminist critiques that dogged Bergman in his day, is that Chastain's character is the one with the stressful career and the larger paycheck. Isaac's Jonathan is the main caregiver to their child Ava (Lily Jane) while still demonstrating all the attention-grabbing tendencies of self-aggrandizing male intellectuals.

The majority of "Scenes From a Marriage" takes place in Mira and Jonathan's very lived-in home and features Chastain and Isaac on their own, playing off one another. Through the scripts Levi and his collaborator Amy Herzog, who co-wrote two episodes, create such a level of intimacy that, when placed hand in hand with the work's pervasive cinematic realism, they sows seeds of palpable discomfort.

That's part of the trick Bergman pulls in the original and Levi remakes for today's audiences. We're made to experience the awkwardness our central couple feels as they witness another marriage rupturing in their presence.

That's over in a few minutes for the audience, and it's as much of a show for us as it is for them. The rest of "Scenes" intentionally places us inside Mira and Jonathan's messiness, capturing their escalating anguish through solemn tracking shots hovering behind them as they stagger from room to room and in agonizing close-ups placing us a breath away from a twitching muscle. A bedroom intimacy blankets the entire work except with none of the relaxation that term typically implies.

Whether one experiences Bergman's original as a six-part series or the two hour and 49-minute film into which it was eventually edited, its seminal means of distilling marriage down to its essence is unparalleled. Few movies don't draw from it in some way; even filmmakers who claim they don't are likely influenced by those who do, like Woody Allen. Recent works like Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story" are overt homages, while Lena Waithe-centered recent chapter of "Master of None"  titled "Moments in Love" is a direct lift.

A main distinguishing element between Bergman's scenes and Levi's is the original's relative gelidity, although its Scandinavian palette could be unduly influencing that impression. Still, the director emphasizes a spare feel in its presentation.

Because of this the clinical approach Erland Josephson's Johan takes to breaking the heart of his wife Marianne (played by Liv Ullmann, Bergman's former partner) enables the audience to adopt a position of distance while simultaneously inviting them to examine their own love lives.  

Nevertheless, like a loving gesture that a relationship's long years transform from a heated compulsion into a reflex, there are times in which this adaptation feels as if it's going through the motions, albeit very prettily. You don't have to have seen the original to feel like you've already this story since it's highly likely that you've enjoyed or endured one of its descendants. HBO has made a few of them.

Just because a story is familiar doesn't make it worthless, of course. Watching Isaac and Chastain impressively tango, spar, and exchange carefully choreographed fireworks displays is enough of a reason to take in "Scenes From a Marriage." Mira and Jonathan's breaking home provides an excellent stage to showcase their talents, especially in the third episode, easily the best of the series.

Before you do that, ask yourself how well you know your own partnership and yourself. One footnote in the original series' legacy was that it was blamed for a spike in Sweden's divorce rate around the same time as its debut, rather than reflecting what was already taking place in society.

The new "Scenes" arrives at a time when relationships are being tested by a pandemic that's simultaneously closed us in and separated us from others. Some may see parts of themselves and their fragility in Mira and Jonathan's cyclical push and pull, sounding a warning they may not want to deal with right now.

If not that, at the very least "Scenes From a Marriage" leaves no doubt that the stars' viral red carpet moment was anything other than platonic. Nobody will watch what transpires on screen between them and be left with the impression that there's anything brewing here, besides two people giving all that they have into the bittersweet telling of how painfully some love stories end.

Melanie McFarland is Salon's TV critic. Follow her on Twitter: @McTelevision

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Scenes From a Marriage Review: HBO’s Remake is Unnecessary, But Features Great Performances

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That’s the task at hand with HBO’s adaptation of Scenes From a Marriage, a story which Bergman originally made for Swedish television, before adapting it into a condensed feature film in the 1970s. While films like Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy and Blue Valentine have been clearly influenced by the original, the story has never received a remake, despite the fact that it seems like prime fodder for talented actors. Directed and co-written by Hagai Levi (alongside Amy Herzog), who was the co-creator of The Affair, and created the series BeTipul, which was adapted into HBO’s In Treatment, this Scenes From a Marriage is led by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, two extremely talented actors who haven't had great roles to sink their teeth into for quite some time. If Scenes From a Marriage had to be remade, it’s hard to imagine a group better than this to do it with.

With Bergman’s original, the series focused on the main couple, played by Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson, on sparse sets that made it appear almost like a play, yet the powerful emotions of the story made the audience quickly forget this was a fabrication of a real couple. Levi, however, leans on that façade, usually starting each episode by showing Chastain and Isaac arriving to the set of their couple’s constructed house, full of crew members wearing face masks and face shields. In one episode, Isaac even discusses the original series and how their version can incorporate ideas from the original before the actual filming begins. While Bergman wanted to focus on the emotional honesty of these scenes, making the audience forget this story is fake, Levi’s odd choice to start almost every episode by showing that this is a charade is certainly a strange way to present this series, and almost undercuts its sincerity by making sure the audience is aware this is all false.

Instead, it’s what Levi adds to the background of these characters that makes this take somewhat fresh. Jonathan was an Orthodox Jew before he met Mira, and despite having mostly left religion behind, the impact of his religion still resonates in his everyday life, however unintentional. Meanwhile, Mira hasn’t been single since she was a teenager, and was part of many bad relationships before meeting Jonathan. By giving a stronger understanding of where these characters came from before entering this relationship, we can start to see the origins or where problems could come from in this marriage.

Yet while the fights between the couple in Bergman’s story were mostly balanced in a way that constantly shifted the blame for whatever given situation, this dynamic is slightly off here, largely in favor of Isaac’s Jonathan. There are slight changes to Jonathan’s story that make him far more sympathetic than Mira throughout most of Scenes From a Marriage, and the inclusion of their child as a major part of this story only makes this conflict harder to balance. Levi’s take also cuts an entire hour from the original, an hour which presented the slow degradation of this marriage, despite their best efforts and clear love for each other. That episode was easily the quietest and slowest of the original series, but without it, the inciting incident of this take is far more sudden and dramatic.

But despite all this, despite Levi’s presenting of this story as false, throwing off the dynamic of this couple, and the general superfluous nature of telling this story in an “updated” fashion, what matters most are the performances, and how Chastain and Isaac sell the honestly of these scenes. In that, these two actors more than deliver. At times, Scenes From a Marriage feels like the series ripping the bandage off old relationships for the viewer, bringing a true and terrifying sincerity to some of the most painful moments in one’s life.

Levi’s directing in these raw moments is thankfully restrained, letting Chastain and Isaac control the scene and navigate this house that is no longer a home. Quite often, the scenes between the two are comprised of unbroken takes, and the lack of a cut only makes these moments even harder to take.

That being said, for all its flaws and general redundancy, Scenes From a Marriage is worth watching simply for the great performances from Isaac and Chastain, and the powerful poignant truths about love and relationships this pair brings to the screen that is greater than almost any other piece of entertainment. Scenes From a Marriage might be an unnecessary update, but when it’s at its best, Chastain and Isaac make it feel essential.

Grade: B

Scenes From a Marriage premieres September 12 on HBO and HBO Max, with new episodes airing on Sundays.

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain on ‘Scenes from a Marriage,’ Being Each Other’s Acting Coaches, and Breaking the 4th Wall

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During a roundtable interview with a couple other media outlets, co-stars Chastain and Isaac talked about the benefit of having a behind the scenes glimpse prior to the start of each episode, shooting during COVID, being each other’s acting coaches throughout the series, how the roles within the marriage become swapped, and the similarities with their relationship in A Most Violent Year.

JESSICA CHASTAIN: We would joke to each other that we were each other’s acting coaches. There would be certain scenes. For me, it was in Episode 5, there was a scene where I was like, “I just don’t get it. I just don’t understand anything she’s saying.” I couldn’t remember the dialogue. It was before we went to shoot it. I just had so much trouble with the lines. And usually, when you can’t remember the lines, it’s because you don’t know what you’re doing. So, Oscar and I sat in my room and we went through everything, and he was my acting coach. Not in telling me, “You should do it like this,” but he was asking me questions that helped me find it. And that had happened previously, with other stuff as well. So usually, when one of us was pushing against a scene, it wasn’t that the scene was wrong. It’s just that we helped each other understand why we were personally pushing against it, and maybe that makes it more interesting to explore.

OSCAR ISAAC: Yeah, and she had done the same for me, many, many times before that, and a couple of times in particular. And then, as far as the crew, it’s true, the fact is that it was right in the midst of the pandemic and it was pre-vaccine and there was a lot of fear around that. There was this really beautiful thing that happened when we finished the last day of shooting, where (showrunner) Hagai [Levi] had asked any crew members that were comfortable with it and we all sat in a big circle, and each crew member would come into the middle of the circle and do this little striptease and take their mask off and show everyone their face. Everyone would just scream and clap because it was the first time that we had seen what their face looked like in five months. It was just a very bizarre, beautiful moment there, where you just realized, “Wow, we’re really living in a very singular time,” where that became such an emotional moment of getting to see these people we’d been working with for so long, for the first time.

CHASTAIN: What’s incredible is that wasn’t in the script. I joined onto this project very late into the process, and the only reason I would ever do that is because of Oscar, to be honest. I knew that was my safety net. Once I joined, three days later, we were in rehearsal. Because we have such a similar way of working, and we’ve been friends for over 20 years, there’s a trust that is stronger than anyone I’ve ever worked with. Hagai saw that in our rehearsals. He saw the way that we were working, almost like we were approaching things like one character. We were telling the story of a relationship. It wasn’t ego-driven, with each person fighting for their role. It was something where we were constantly working in tandem. And when he saw that, he brought it up to us one day and he said, “I wanna break the fourth wall.” We were confused with what that meant, but then we were like, “Okay, well, let’s try it. If it’s bad, it won’t go in. But if it’s great, it’ll work.” And I’m so glad that he tried it because I really think it’s genius. When I watch it, it helps remind me, “Okay, this is the work that goes into it. This is Oscar and Jessica, and these are the scenes of this marriage of Mira and Jonathan.

ISAAC: It’s a strange thing that somehow, pointing out the artifice of it, it allows you to get even closer to it because we’re not trying to sell you anything. This was in the middle of COVID and this was us trying to figure out how to tell this story about this marriage, and we let you into that. In a way, it allows for an even deeper intimacy.

CHASTAIN: I think it’s absolutely lost on them. I don’t think they’re even conscious of it because it’s more of an animalistic state. But both times, they’re not really communicating from a clear place. The trauma of what happens in Episode 2 is not really a place that you can communicate from, and same with Episode 4. Mira has had a very difficult past month. Something that she fought so hard for, at the end of Episode 1, she’s now saying, at the end of Episode 4, “I’ll do it all. I’ll do whatever you want.” It’s sad to see her give up something that she had fought for. When I see Mira at the beginning, in Episode 1, and I see her in Episode 5, I see her happier in Episode 5. I see her as someone who is able to love, but also able to love herself and able to be fully who she is. Whereas in Episode 1, she’s muted part of herself. She’s made herself smaller in the house. It actually makes me quite happy to see that there’s this beautiful love story. In some sense, as much as it is a love story of how much she loves Jonathan, it’s also a love story of how much she loves herself.

ISAAC: Yeah, the irony is lost on him, for sure. I think he’s not operating necessarily from a place of strength, in Episode 4. Sure, there’s elements that feel like, “Yes, finally, you’re standing up for yourself,” but it’s not necessarily standing up for himself because he knows the person that he wants to be. I think he’s still quite lost, and in a way, his journey is one of becoming more comfortable with being lost. That’s the first leg of it. We don’t get to see the next leg, where he finds himself. This is just realizing that you’re a total stranger to yourself, and then letting yourself really be who you are and coming to terms with the fact that you’ve been wrong about everything. That’s part of his journey.

ISAAC: Abel in A Most Violent Year had this idea of what the straight and narrow is and what being a businessman in the United States in New York is. But with Jonathan, it’s less about being more American and more about being a secular human being, coming from a very specific religious background and a tight-knit community, and then entering a world that’s totally foreign for him and that he’s been told will only lead to sadness and horror. The irony being that the horror stories that he’s been told about, “If you leave your community, you’re gonna wander alone,” and then his worst fear is coming true. So, yeah, there is definitely an element of this fish out of water, trying to adapt to the situation and putting on a role and playing a role that he’s not totally comfortable with.

CHASTAIN: With Mira, I think it’s the same thing, in the beginning of the relationship. When they come together and they talk about who they were when they met, her ex-boyfriend was a rock star and she was traveling around the world, doing drugs and doing all of this crazy stuff. She was so out there and so expansive in her life, and Jonathan was so small in his life. And they met, and then they tried to fit into these roles that they thought they were supposed to be. Mira made herself much smaller, as the wife. In fact, in the very beginning, when the college student says, “Define your role and who you are,” one of the very first things Mira says is, “I’m a wife.” Jonathan never says, “I’m a husband.” So, in some sense, they’re trying to be the opposite of the world that they came from.

Scenes from a Marriage airs on Sunday nights on HBO.

Why HBO’s ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ Remake Creator Used That Behind-the-Scenes Intro

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The Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac-led “Scenes From a Marriage” remake debuted Sunday on HBO, revealing the intimate, complicated marriage of Mira (Chastain) and Jonathan (Isaac) that was crafted by writer and director Hagai Levi and based on Ingmar Bergman’s 1973 Swedish miniseries of the same name.

Though Levi tells TheWrap he took great care to follow the format set out by Bergman, there are two significant differences between this version and the original. First, he gender-flipped the storylines of the husband and wife at the center of this story. Second, he opens the premiere with a behind-the-scenes oner that follows his lead actress Chastain up until the moment “action” is called and then the show heads right into its scripted content.

In a conversation with Levi, TheWrap started by first asking about the decision to use that unconventional intro, which Levi says will continue throughout the five-episode show’s run.

“You know, I have to say, I’ve had to answer this question so many times, and in the end, it’s kind of an intuition that you have,” the “In Treatment” creator said. “I never wrote it. It was never in the script. It was kind of an instinct I had when we started rehearsal, when we built the sets and I felt, in a way, a bit estranged from all the specificities of this couple. In a way, I wanted to say, hey, this is not about this very specific couple. I’m not American, so I’m not doing a show about a specific American couple. It’s much more general, much more abstract than this. And that was, for me, a way to say that — I don’t know if it makes sense, but that was kind of a feeling that I had. And then it was fun to do that. And then we found a lot of other good reasons to do that. But … it was just an instinct.”

Now, onto the reason behind the gender-swap, which sees Chastain’s Mira be the breadwinner, while Isaac’s Jonathan is a professor who is the primary caregiver to their young daughter Ava. Mira is also the one who has more concerns with their marriage from the start, including being the one to ultimately make the decision that she does not want to have the unplanned baby she and Jonathan have conceived and has an abortion, which she asks Jonathan to leave early from so she can cry on her own.

“The big deal is the swap of the genders in the story. In the original, the man is the one who comes in the middle of the night and said, I’m leaving with my lover,” Levi said. “I swapped it, and that, of course, that affects all the other episodes in a way. So that was the main decision in this version … I wanted to create a different type of woman and a different type of man.”

Levi insists his “Scenes From a Marriage” is a “remake,” not “inspired by” or “loosely based on,” but a true remake of Bergman’s work. “For me, the experiment and the interesting experience was to do a real remake of the show, but just find other interpretation for the scenes,” he said.

So why not take the opportunity to just start with Bergman’s “Scenes From a Marriage” idea and then make it his own?

“First of all, I like rules,” he said. “Whenever I work, every show that I work on, I have a set of rules that really help me. So that wasn’t constraining, it was exactly the opposite. You know, just a couple of years before that, I did ‘The Affair,’ which was another show about betrayal. And so I didn’t feel that I wanted to do a new show about relationships and about this stuff. I really wanted to explore the idea of a remake. It’s an experience that every theater director in every theater group is doing at every given moment. They have a text, a really classic text, like Shakespeare or Pinter or whatever, and they are remaking it in a way that they are trying to find a new interpretation to something. And this is, for me, a very interesting experiment. You know, that was exactly what attracted me to the project.”

He continued: “I could do another show and call it a different name, and just take some element. But I didn’t want to do that because I did that already. For me, the most interesting thing is how can you load new meanings and new values when you don’t change the original … People remake my show so many times. ‘In Treatment’ was remade in 20 countries. And they certainly experimented with it. It was interesting how they take what I did and they don’t change it. They changed much less than what I did. They just plant it in a different culture and something happens. So for me, that was exactly the idea. For me to swap the gender, it’s a huge deal … My initial idea was to swap the genders and not change anything, just use the same text. Of course, it wasn’t possible, but for me, it was a lot like an amazing experiment in gender. You know, what do you feel about character when we swap them? What would the audience feel? … But for me, it’s like a huge change, which, actually, this is the reason for the whole project.”

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HBO's new five-part modern love story is finally here

Premiere date: Sunday, September 12 at 9pm ET / PT

New episodes: every Sunday until October 10.

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Beharie and Tovah Feldshuh

Streaming Options: HBO Max (US) | Crave (CA) | Binge (AU) | Sky TV (UK)

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Written and produced by director of 'The Affair', Hagai Levi's five-episode limited series is a contemporary remake of Bergman’s 1973 miniseries that aired on Swedish television and was later converted into a theatrical show.

Scenes from a Marriage follows husband and wife, Jonathan and Mira, and their tumultuous relationship in a highly emotional yet compelling display of marriage in the 21st century.

Award-winning actors Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac will be playing husband and wife. It’s obviously a match made in heaven (we’ll see about that), as the pair starred as a married couple in the 2014 crime drama, A Most Violent Year.

We can’t wait to see how this modern love story compares to the Bergman classic. Make sure you’re able to stream every episode by reading on to find out how to watch Scenes from a Marriage online where you are.

If you're abroad, you can still watch every new episodes of Scenes from a Marriage as and when they air by using a VPN. By downloading the best VPN, you can avoid any geo-blocks that you may experience when trying to access your usual streaming service if you’re outside of your country.

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Scenes from a Marriage airs on Sunday, September 12 at 9pm ET / PT, with the five-part series being shown at the same time, until October 10. If you’ve got cable and HBO as a part of your package you’ll be able to watch on HBO. 

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By signing up to Crave, you’ll get access to all of HBO’s content: Hollywood movies, hit TV shows, 6 live TV shows and plenty more on-demand content. If you’re just interested in Scenes from a Marriage, viewers can also check out Bergman’s 1973 original miniseries that’s being released on Crave from September 10. 

The premiere of Scenes from a Marriage, episode 1 'Innocence and Panic' will debut exclusively on Binge from Monday, September 13 with a new episode released every week. 

New Binge subscribers can access a 14-day free trial, which you can cancel before your free trial ends to avoid being charged. 

Binge offers customers an impressive library of on-demand content for just $10 a month for their Basic plan. You can upgrade for a few extra dollars a month to access multiple streams and improved video quality.

Once subscribed to Binge, you’ll be able to watch popular shows and world-class films, including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Big Little Lies, Modern Family, Mayans, and plenty more with 10,000 hours of content and 800 movies on site.  

UK viewers will be able to stream all the new episodes of Scenes From a Marriage with Sky TV. We’re still waiting on a release date for the new series, however, Brits won't have to wait too long as it's predicted to air sometime this Autumn. We’ll be updating this page as soon as UK viewers can stream the new show. 

Scenes from a Marriage will also stream on NOW with an Entertainment Pass and new customers are able to sign up to a 7-day free trial before paying a thing.

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