Film Series : Bergman 100

Persona

1966, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 85 min. With Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 7th 4:15pm
  • Sat, Sep 8th 3:30pm
  • Wed, Sep 12th 6:15pm

"Perhaps Bergman's greatest work." - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

PERSONA represents a key turning point, not only in Bergman's own career, but in the history of European art cinema, expanding (and critiquing) the movement's subjective focus with injections of political consciousness and self-reflexivity. In a world haunted by atrocities past (the Holocaust) and present (Vietnam), a famous stage actress (Ullmann) stops speaking in the middle of a performance. The remainder of the film focuses on the intense, increasingly symbiotic relationship between the mute actress and the chatty nurse (Andersson) who cares for her at a remote seaside cottage. In her first collaboration with Bergman, Ullmann delivers a tour-de-force, nearly wordless performance that brought her international recognition and signaled a new level of autobiographical depth in the director's work. In Swedish with English subtitles. New DCP digital restoration. (MR)

SATURDAY DOUBLE-BILL DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Ingmar Bergman film on any applicable Saturday in July, August, or September, and get a ticket for the second Bergman film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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