Persona

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:00pm
Webster U./Moore

By the mid-1960s, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical “Persona,” he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women undergo a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference. Performed with astonishing nuance and shot in stark contrast and soft light by Sven Nykvist, the influential “Persona” — seen here in a new restoration — is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth. Also on the double bill — a celebration of Bergman’s centenary — is the documentary “Searching for Ingmar Bergman.”

$15 for double bill
1966
83 min.
Swedish

Directed by

Ingmar Bergman

Country

Sweden

Film Category

Archival Presentations International Spotlight

Subject

Mental Health Theater Women's Issues

Genre

Drama