Persona

Persona

STREAMING NOW1 Provider
Persona

In veteran director Ingmar Bergman's sixth collaboration with influential cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Persona features the pair's trademark minimalism and subject matter, namely illness, bleakness and insanity. Stars Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann.

"[The film that] introduced Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann to Bergman's stock company of actors. She plays Elisabeth Vogler, an actress who dries up during a performance of Electra and falls silent. Taken to recuperate at a summer cottage by the sea, her only companion is her nurse, Alma (Andersson), who unburdens herself to the famous actress and even begins to identify with her." (Sydney Film Festival)

1966Rating: R1679 minsSwedenSwedish with English subtitles
DramaThriller
Director:
Ingmar Bergman ('Wild Strawberries', 'The Seventh Seal', 'Fanny and Alexander')
Writer:
Ingmar Bergman
Cast:
Bibi AnderssonLiv UllmannMargaretha KrookGunnar BjörnstrandJörgen Lindström
?
want to see?

Streaming (1 Providers)

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Bergman has come up with probably one of his most masterful films technically and in conception, but also one of his most difficult ones.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Persona is made up of clinical compositions, austere acting and stark lighting courtesy of legendary lensman Sven Nykvist. Yet it's this very severity that gives the film its crisp beauty.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Bergman at his most brilliant.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Miss Ullmann and Miss Andersson just about carry the film -- and exquisitely, too.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A film we return to over the years, for the beauty of its images and because we hope to understand its mysteries.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Wonderfully complex but warmly human, Bergman's drama is one of his very best.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Bergman has come up with probably one of his most masterful films technically and in conception, but also one of his most difficult ones.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Persona is made up of clinical compositions, austere acting and stark lighting courtesy of legendary lensman Sven Nykvist. Yet it's this very severity that gives the film its crisp beauty.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Bergman at his most brilliant.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Miss Ullmann and Miss Andersson just about carry the film -- and exquisitely, too.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A film we return to over the years, for the beauty of its images and because we hope to understand its mysteries.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Wonderfully complex but warmly human, Bergman's drama is one of his very best.

5.0
0

There aren't any user reviews for this movie yet.