This is a highly overrated film. The strange and chilling feeling others seem to find here struck me as contrived and predictable. This is a film that deliberately tries to confuse the audience with it’s style to distract from the lack of substance. The second you begin to ponder deeper about its meaning, the more obvious its two-dimensionality becomes. Cinematically, it is nicely shot and the acting is not bad, but it really is a piece who’s purpose is more to showcase Swedish beauties and nothing more. Dull, pretentious, deliberately confusing, Persona is not for anyone looking for a philosophical film, it is an “art for art’s sake” sort of film. It also presents women as either manipulative and conniving, or weak-willed and easily lead, and of course, both are beautiful, so what more could an unquestioning, predominately male audience want?