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Persona
9.0
/10
24,793 Ratings

PERSONA

Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Sweden, Brazil, 1966
Drama, Avant-Garde, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

After Elisabet, a famed actress, lapses into silence from what appears to be a breakdown, she goes to a beach house with only Alma, a nurse, as company. Over the next weeks, as Alma struggles to reach her mute patient, they both find themselves experiencing a strange emotional convergence.

Synopsis

After Elisabet, a famed actress, lapses into silence from what appears to be a breakdown, she goes to a beach house with only Alma, a nurse, as company. Over the next weeks, as Alma struggles to reach her mute patient, they both find themselves experiencing a strange emotional convergence.

Our take

An endlessly fascinating labyrinth of desires, repressions, and compulsions: Bergman’s modernist masterpiece is truly indispensable to understanding contemporary cinema. The visionary Swedish director experiments with the subconscious to reach sublime and transcendent levels of narrative freedom.