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IN 1959, a beautiful 20-year-old named Liv Ullmann appeared in "The Wayward Girl," playing a single mom's illegitimate daughter, who gets involved in a torrid affair with a young man from a well-to-do family.

His parents, needless to say, are not pleased.

Ullmann had had a small, uncredited part in a movie two years earlier, but "The Wayward Girl," by Norwegian director Edith Carlmar, was her first real role.

At 7:15 p.m. Saturday, the rarely seen romance will unreel at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, with Ullmann - who turns 67 on Dec. 16 - there to introduce it.

"The Wayward Girl" is one of 29 films - old and new - in a Walter Reade series called "A Luminous Century: Celebrating Norwegian Cinema."

One new item is "Kissed by Winter," director Sara Johnsen's debut feature and Norway's entry in the race for the foreign-language Oscar.

It features Annika Hallin as a married doctor and mother whose well-ordered life goes to hell.

Ullmann is, of course, best known for her liaison with Ingmar Bergman - they made nine films together and produced a daughter, novelist Linn Ullmann.

Liv was pregnant when Bergman directed her in the Gothic fantasy "Hour of the Wolf" (1967).

She was born in Tokyo, where her father was working, and grew up in Trondheim, Norway. These days, New York is her home.

She's appeared in some 50 films and directed five more.

The Norwegian salute continues through Nov. 29;

V.A. Musetto is film editor of The Post. He can be e-mailed at

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