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Like many of Ingmar Bergman’s films, Persona carries a reputation for “arty” impenetrability that belies its abundant cinematic pleasures. For all its dream sequences and fourth-wall ruptures, it’s also a sublime four-hander as a famous actress fallen mute (Liv Ullmann) and her nervously chatty nurse (Bibi Andersson) find their personal boundaries fluctuating during a stay at an isolated beach house. Not that there won’t be plenty to mull once the final image fades.
1966 Dir. Ingmar Bergman. 1.33:1 B&W DCP 83 min. In Swedish with English subtitles.