Friday, July 21 - Tuesday, August 1, 2023
By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical PERSONA, this supreme artist 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 perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema’s most influential creations. Acted with astonishing nuance and shot in stark contrast and soft light by the great Sven Nykvist, PERSONA is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth.
Screening as part of our series When the Lights Go Down: The Sex Scene
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Previously screened in the series Fårö and Other Edens: Films by Ingmar Bergman and Mia Hansen-Løve and in Weekend Classics: Bergman on Fårö
- Country Sweden
- Language In Swedish with English subtitles
- Year 1966
- Running Time 83 minutes
- Distributor Janus
- Director Ingmar Bergman
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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