Rent Persona (1966)

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1h 20min
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Synopsis:
Bergman's masterpiece of self-doubt, identity and eroticism is an audacious example of cinematic art. The notional story centres on newly mute actor Elisabet (Liv Ullmann) recuperating at her coastal holiday home in the care of a nurse, Alma (Bibi Andersson). As tensions between the pair grow, their very selves seem to blur, chronology becomes uncertain and what is real and unreal loses significance. Yet the true impact of Persona goes beyond mere storytelling, touching, as Bergman said, 'wordless secrets that only the cinema can discover'.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Ingmar Bergman
Writers:
Ingmar Bergman
Aka:
Kinematografi
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Collections:
21 Reasons to Love, 21 Reasons to Love... Ingmar Bergman, A Brief History of Lesbian Cinema, Award Winners, Cinema Paradiso's 2022 Centenary Club, New Waves in Norwegian Cinema, The Biggest Oscar Snubs: Part 1, A Brief History of Film..., What to watch by country
Countries:
Sweden
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/03/2003
Run Time:
80 minutes
Languages:
Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Star and director filmographies
  • Philip Strick film notes
  • Promotional art gallery
  • Alternate censored scene
  • Original U.S. theatrical trailer
  • The Bergman collection trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/09/2022
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
Swedish LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of Persona

Plays out like a Lynchian Nightmare! - Persona review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
03/07/2008

Igmar Bergman's bizarre trip into the mind of insanity, deals with identity and guilt with wild flashes of imagination.

Apparently, Bergman was hospitalised during most of the writting process and it shows as images get stranger but as the story evolves I felt I wasn't sure of what was going on - then maybe that was the point.

If you like David Lynch's 'Mulholland Drive' or 'Inland Empire' you will love this, but if you're looking for a more consistent story then Bergman's 'Wild Strawberries' leaves a better taste.

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