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Persona

Cast

Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand View All


Crew

Ingmar Bergman (Director), Ingmar Bergman (Screenplay) View All

Release: Oct. 18th, 1966
Runtime: 1 hour, 25 minutes
A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth's persona.
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The Sci-Fi Slob
At first, I was a little dubious before watching the film, as I thought it might be a little too complex for it's own good (and mine.) But instead it has quenched my thirst for this kind of cinema - a kind I watch far too little of.
mark f
I want to bring this up because of the way the film begins and ends with the arc light of the film projector coming on and turning off.
Daniel M
Once the film is over you will be long thinking about what you have just seen, less serious film watchers may be disappointed by a non linear and non spoon fed plot that come with the majority of popular films nowadays, but the fact that this film is not a linear story that presents you with a fully explained logical explanation is not important, films do not have to be.
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