Interpreting this film in 420 characters is futile, so I will say one thing - it impacted me deeply. As much of an experiment in personal identity and sexuality as a reflexive look at the cinema itself, Persona is a powerful film that truly allows the viewer to interpret separate aspects of the film independently. Just as Elisabet makes Alma super-aware of herself, the film has the same impact on the viewer.
One day we simply get to a place where we don't know where do we end and where the other begins. It's all blurred lines. The lack of feelings for catastrophes is a theme I'm really into too. I see the discussion about this movie is still really awake, I guess there is a lot to do with personal interpretation.
what am I gonna do with my life, bergman? what should i do with it after watching this? goddamn it bergman <3
It would also be really cool if this was just a film about Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann having a beach party but whatever I guess it's fine as it is
Além de complexo e, a certo ponto, perturbador, possui uma linguagem altamente simbólica e uma carga filosófica incrível. É dos melhores filmes que já vi e, sem dúvida, o que possui a mais extraordinária fotografia.
this film spoke to something very deep within me. this film is an experience that cannot ever be felt again. it will always be absolutely new, unlike anything else. that is what a good film is! this is an absolute masterpiece, and i do not know if i have just discovered what the meaning of true masterpiece is.
A bit messy at times, but a good "modern" effort. Resembles L'eclisse by Antonioni, a little bit of Godard's experiments - what is the true meaning of cinema? - and film's eternal question, related to its truthfulness, what's real and what's not, what's in the screen that doesn't belong to it and what isn't that really does. It's a shame that, besides all these questions, I couldn't seem to connect the dots. Bollocks
last 20 minutes were a blur to me, needs a rewatch. but incredible imagery and performance, liv ullmann is a goddess.
Upon 2nd viewing I've come to realize how wrong I was and just how great this movie is! Seeing it on 35mm really helped. At one point the projectionist messed up and the image was blurred. The same thing happened later on, except it was part of the actual shot. Having two blurred shots, one unintentional and one intentional was a great postmodern experience and was the moment I realized how great this film is.
Registicamente esagerato(la pellicola che impazzisce,i meravigliosi piani-sequenza sulla spiaggia,la continua alternanza di luce,penombra e oscurità,la sovrapposizione dei volti che restano però sempre in due unità distinte...),Bergman ci conduce in un fantastico viaggio introspettivo,una lunga seduta psicoanalitica in cui le due donne,reduci da esperienza traumatiche,confluiscono in una specie di osmosi.Grandioso.
Radical cinematography in this reflection on film itself, one of both obliquities and immediacy: the purpose of art towards its subject and audience, the artifice and escapism, the moving image as a window to the human spectrum, its effect on individual psyche, so reflected in two women. The intimacies of Andersson’s agent fully bared, as Ullman’s trauma patient - an actor - listens, and as we observe both, before being herself torn apart by the voyeurism; the personas blurred, the plurality of the camera thence realised. Stimulating, bold study.