Persona

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Released: Sweden 1966

Length: (83mins)

Bergman’s modernist masterpiece explores the volatile relationship between an actress who refuses to speak and the nurse overseeing her convalescence. After a mischievous montage ‘explaining’ the film’s origins, the narrative gets underway charting the increasingly tense battle of wits between the chatty Alma (Bibi Andersson) and the mute Elisabet (Liv Ullmann) who are isolated together in a cottage on the island of Fårӧ. This is arguably Bergman’s most audacious and formally innovative work, multi-levelled yet utterly lucid. A mesmerisingly beautiful work of unforgettable, haunting mystery.

 

Event information

Date

07 Jun 2022

Time

1:00 pm

Location

Arts Picturehouse