Persona

Friday, October 8 - Tuesday, October 12, 2021

November 25-28 showtimes to be announced.

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 in the series Fårö and Other Edens: Films by Ingmar Bergman and Mia Hansen-Løve (Oct 8-14) and in Weekend Classics: Bergman on Fårö (Nov 25-28).

Save big and see more of the series with a discount ticket pack! Available in 3-packs ($42 for general, $30 for IFC Center Members) and 5-packs ($60 for general, $45 for IFC Center Members) here.

  • Country Sweden
  • Language In Swedish with English subtitles
  • Year 1966
  • Running Time 83 minutes
  • Director Ingmar Bergman
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil