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12,474 Ratings

Persona

Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Sweden, 1966
Drama, Avant-Garde
  • Swedish, Italian
  • English, Italian

Synopsis

By the mid 60s, Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, the supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry. A nurse is put in charge of an actress who no longer speaks and finds that the actress’ persona is melding with hers.

Our take

Incontestable jewel in the crown, Persona is an endlessly fascinating labyrinth of desires, repressions and compulsions. Bergman experiments with the subconscious to reach sublime and transcendent levels of narrative freedom. A film so visionary that it’s indispensable to understand modern cinema.

Persona Directed by Ingmar Bergman

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