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Bergman Retrospective: Persona
October 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm EDT
The Scandinavian Library and the SCC are proudly present Persona (1966) as part of our Ingmar Bergman Centennial Retrospective.
By the midsixties, Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference. Acted with astonishing nuance and shot in stark contrast and soft light by Sven Nykvist, the influential Persona is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth.
Admission $8; $5 for SCC and Scandinavian Library Members
83 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.