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Persona is difficult to characterize in simple terms, but it may be helpful to describe this complex film as being an exploration of identity that combines elements of drama, visual poetry, and modern psychology. The central story revolves around a young nurse named Alma (Bibi Andersson) and her patient, a well-known actress named Elisabet Vogler (Liv Ullmann). Elisabet has stopped speaking, and the attending psychiatrist treats the actress by sending her to an isolated seaside cottage under
Oct 18, 1966 Wide
Mar 16, 2004
Bergman has come up with probably one of his most masterful films technically and in conception, but also one of his most difficult ones.
Miss Ullmann and Miss Andersson just about carry the film -- and exquisitely, too.
A film we return to over the years, for the beauty of its images and because we hope to understand its mysteries.
Bergman's clear-eyed artistic study of the rules of interplay between opposite, ill-equipped dominant and submissive characters, expresses universal ideas about human compatibility.
"Persona" is Ingmar Bergman's 1966 postmodern lesbian romantic psychological mystery.
A work of many possible readings -- any of which provide deeply disturbing looks into the psyche of the characters or character.
One of Bergman's undisputed masterpieces is a seminal work of psychonalayis and metacinema, raising more complex questions about identity and role-playing than it could possibly answer, thus deliberately encouraging ambivalence and ambiguity.
Corajoso em sua abordagem narrativa, Bergman cria um dos mais densos dramas psicológicos do Cinema, quebrando as convençőes da linguagem para expressar idéias e sentimentos.
There are so many stunning monologues and unforgettable set-pieces in Persona that even at a modest 80 minutes, it feels fuller on the surface than most movies twice the length.
...Bergman's penchant for strangeness eventually undercuts the effective elements.
[Persona] is persistently compelling, primarily due to its contemplative thematic structure, partially devoid of language that allows the spectator to inscribe meaning.
In Persona Bergman explores the cinematic medium and the remote depths of human subconscious, having abandoned the question of faith that had hitherto preoccupied him.
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