Persona

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Persona

  • 1967 ----- b & w ----- 82 min ----- 16mm
  • (Directed by Ingmar Bergman; with Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann and Gunnar Bjornstrand) Elizabeth, a renowned stage actress, suffers a nervous breakdown and loses the ability to speak. She is sent to an isolated coastal spot, where she is to be cared for by a nurse-companion, Alma. An odd mechanism of mutual identification is set off, and the actress comes to rely on the nurse for moral sustenance, a need which becomes almost physical. (In Swedish with English subtitles)
  • Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, Psychiatry, Scandinavian Languages and Literature)