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NourNasreldin

The opinions on this particular film vary from “I didn’t get this at all” to “Stunning Cinematography” and so, just from those two comments, one can begin to understand that persona is not your average film with your typical plot, if anything it’s Anti plot, a kind of plot that resents structure and form and takes the viewer on a journey to a place where time and space do not rule anymore.

One can describe persona as very experimental, it is indeed one of those films that explore the psyche aka the conscience of a human being rather than focusing on what the eye sees. The story is of two women who end up in a beach house together, one is an actress and the other is a nurse and they both figuratively merge into each other right before your eyes.

Persona has a really intriguing script. On one hand we have a normal (not really) character that talks, on the other hand we have the other one that doesn’t, not because she’s mute but because, she just stopped. Bergman wrote the script while in the hospital where he was being treated. He himself states that his own psychological state was poor at the time. This is when he started questioning the role of art in general and his in particular and hence: persona was born.

Here are the very first notes of Persona that Bergman has written:
Dejection and sorrow and tears – which change to powerful outburts of joy. Sensitivity in the hands. The broad forehead, severity, eyes survey the [unreadable] childishness.

What is it that I want from this, yes, to start from the beginning. Not to contrive not to incite not to cause a fuss but to start from the beginning with my new – if I have one.

So she has been an actress – –is that acceptable, perhaps And then she fell silent. Nothing unusual about that.

These notes generally serve as a broad explanation of the psychedelic film and also serve their purpose, as Persona eventually becomes a new start in Bergman’s own career.
4 years ago
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lachyas

Weirdest vampire movie ever.
4 years 7 months ago
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Camille Deadpan

Stunning cinematography.
5 years 4 months ago
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TravisSMcClain

Some of the interludes felt gimmicky to me, especially for a Bergman film. That aside, the drama is visceral and Andersson and Ullman are amazing to watch. It's certainly a film that got under my skin, and one for which I felt an immediate devotion.
7 years 8 months ago
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Groovy09

This is one of those movies, where I couldn't tell if I liked it or not. I have liked the other films that I have seen from Bergman, but this one left me a bit cold and confused. Maybe that was the actual point I don't know.

I can definitely appreciate it on a technical level due to it's great cinematography and acting, but I didn't really enjoy watching it.
1 year 10 months ago
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juanittomx

That awful habit of thinking what's gonna happen, or is of this way or that way. Enjot the film.. and at the end make those questions.. In this case if you wanna loose a bit of mind. The film brilliant best I've seen of Bergman
5 years 7 months ago
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vmunda

Quite unusual.
5 years 7 months ago
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jamesmcavoy

What. I didn't get this at all.
5 years 9 months ago
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maxi

Just amazing...it really needs to be rewatch maaany times!!
5 years 10 months ago
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Pad

This movie... this movie takes the meta elements to a whole new level.

Gotta rewatch this.
6 years 5 months ago
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Sblenter

Yea I think this movie expresses the WTF that exists in on all of us
7 years 2 months ago
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deadendjob

Bergman's best. A fantastic, brutal, chilling, amazing film that must be seen. If you think you know anything about cinema and you haven't seen this film, you are sadly mistaken. 10/10
7 years 7 months ago
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baraka92

So simple and yet so complex.


Extraordinary cinematography.
8 years 4 months ago
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aymansousa

Extraordinary film!
8 years 6 months ago
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Ivan0716

Cinematic perfection.
8 years 7 months ago

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