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Ingmar Bergman’s PERSONA

Ingmar Bergman’s PERSONA

Ingmar Bergman · Sweden · 1966 · 83 mins · Not Rated · Swedish with subtitles
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By the mid-sixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical “Persona,” he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women undergo a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference. Performed with astonishing nuance and shot in stark contrast and soft light by Sven Nykvist, the influential “Persona” is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth. --Criterion Collection

“A MASTERPIECE.” –Village Voice

“One of the screen's supreme works and perhaps Ingmar Bergman's finest film.”Chicago Tribune

“Bergman at his most brilliant.”Time Out
“A film we return to over the years, for the beauty of its images and because we hope to understand its mysteries.” Roger Ebert
“A landmark of modernist cinema.” Toronto Star
Cast Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook
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