Ingmar Bergman, 1918-2007
An actress recovering from a mental breakdown develops an intense relationship with her nurse in this modernist, self-reflexive psychodrama.
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Release Date: October 18, 1966
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2004
Stats: 1,627 reviews
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July 30, 2007
February 9, 2013
A nurse takes care of an actress who has decided to stop talking, and after confessing her guilty secrets to the silent woman she finds her own persona starting to blur into the other woman's. A strange and mysterious psychoanalytical horror film; Ingmar Bergman paints the self a...
November 2, 2012
An interesting look into mental health that twists and turns around the main question of 'who is who' and 'what makes me'. Brilliant performances from both stars.
July 14, 2012
A troubled nurse treats a successful actress who has stopped speaking.
Ingmar Bergman doesn't shy away from the big issues. Persona's characters encounter the existence/relevance of God, fear of death, motherhood, the impossibility of human connection, and the struggles artists ...
June 9, 2012
Surrealist and intense, Ingmar Bergman's Persona, it's an unique masterpiece.
December 27, 2011fb619846742
An intense, well-constructed look on insanity, denial, and femininity at a cabin along a beach, where a nurse (Bibi Andersson) and recently near-catatonic patient (Live Ullmann) struggle to control their emotions. In terms of Bergman films, I feel as though both "Wild Strawberrie...
November 4, 2011fb733768972
One after another, this film provides a series of misunderstood question marks. Critics around the world have come up with hundreds of meanings for this film, and like all of them, I have my own thoughts. Persona is about a woman who is looking after an actress, turned non-speaki...
June 27, 2011
Persona is a movie that leaves my feelings about it as segmented as many aspects of the story. The imagery and cinematography are worth a watch alone, but the dreamlike quality of the movie and the story itself put me out like a 6-pack of Benadryl. I love how Persona is a bluepri...
January 2, 2010
Full review coming soon...
December 13, 2009
For all its bizarreness; avant-garde feel and totally disorientating visual style at points, Persona actually tells rather a straight forward narrative and adopts a relatively simple visual approach. The camera work is sly and unspectacular, relying on the film itself and its var...
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