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PERSONA (1966)

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"It is a beautiful and moving work of art" (Box Office Magazine) "Intriguing and disturbing drama from a director at his creative peak"(Deep Focus)


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Catalogue No. ACC0011
SRP A$19.95
APN 9333723000110
DVD Release Date 8 Dec 2004
Director INGMAR BERGMAN
Producer --
Cast Liv Ullman, Bibi Anderson
Genre DRAMA
Rating M15+ (Sexual References, Adult Themes)
Run Time 80 MIN
Visual Format 1:1.33 B/W
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language Swedish (Optional English subtitles)
Special Features --
Quotes "It is a beautiful and moving work of art" (Box Office Magazine) "Intriguing and disturbing drama from a director at his creative peak"(Deep Focus)
Awards 1968 Best Actress National Society of Film Critics

Synopsis
"FROM INGMAR BERGMAN, ACADEMY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR OF "THE SEVENTH SEAL" AND "WILD STRAWBERRIES"

Elizabeth (Liv Ullmann) is a famous actress who has suddenly taken ill and is left without speech. While recovering on the coast, she is cared for by Nurse Alma (Bibi Anderson) and, silenced by the effect of her - possibly psychosomatic - illness, finds that her nurse does the talking for both of them. Gradually, the two women's personalities merge and the boundary between their identities begin to blur.

Widely acclaimed as Bergman's most extraordinary and influential work, PERSONA is a rich and poetic study of womanhood and identity, featuring superb performances by two of Bergman's much loved leading ladies, Liv Ullmann and Bibi Anderson, with intimate, haunting black and white photography by long time collaborator Sven Nykvist. PERSONA remains a striking and subtle piece of filmmaking."
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