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Persona ( Kinematografi ) (1966) Movie Information

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Ingmar Bergman


Liv Ullmann
Bibi Andersson
Gunnar Björnstrand





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A nurse is in charge of a woman who can not talk as she begins to delve into confusion about the women who can not talk and herself.

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mitchellyoung 05/17/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A perfect example of brilliant juxtaposition. The story here is not told in a straightforward manner, but Bergman uses visual cues, camera tricks, subtle acting, symbolism, and beautiful non-verbal sequences to fill in the blanks of a deteriorating psyche. It's a haunting film that needs watching a second or third time to fully understand.

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Alex 01/15/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Beautiful cinematography. I did enjoy parts of this movie but most of it has to do with how well it is photographed. I still think this film means nothing. Read all you want to about this but what is it about? Many people love it, though.

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Bluesoul 10/02/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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This movie is pure beauty and perfection. From the two leads to the amazing cinematography (best b&w i've seen in my entire life and i've seen a lot of them) and masterful directing with an incredible and thought provoking experimental intro and outro. I'm glad it made the top 50 here, even if it is only one of the few art movies that actually made the normally very popcorn oriented top list :P

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Allison 09/14/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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This is Ingmar Bergman's best. I'm not sure I get the ending still, but I've seen it twice and it is a very enjoyable exploration of a person's psyche. The part where she describes the scene at the beach is sensual, creepy, and obviously you feel right there with her. Yay for this movie. (Check out my Two Girls list)

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GGauthier 08/30/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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Although, is not my personal favorite, Persona might actually be Bergman's best. It carries a powerfull socio-psycological simbolism, that it is delivered with a very traumatic acting given by the actresses. It's a movie about selfishness, give, about solitud, about love. It's also the most minimal or spartan (regarding script and concepts). It has deep thoughts, with short scenes, that are not widely explained. A truly masterpiece, and I must recognize, not for everyone. I wouldn't recommend start Bergman with this one. Still, if you can get a copy, don't miss it.

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01/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Artistic, brilliant, absorbing, perfection and thought-provoking. A nurse named sister Alma (Bibi Andersson) is tasked to look over Elisabet Volger (Liv Ullmann), a theater artist. Both live together and Alma tells the story of Katarina, her relationships, becoming Elisabet. Who owns the child? Whose persona is real? One of those types of films in which it would make you think and react, much like Cronenberg and Lynch movies. Screenplay was exceptional; (and personally one of the best onscreen) with the following lines: Alma – “I think art plays a role in life.” Volger’s Doctor – “Life seeps in everything. You’re forced to react.” "The hopeless dream of being - not seeming, but being. At every waking moment, alert. The gulf between what you are with others and what you are alon...

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