THE BIGGER PICTURE: PERSONA

INGMAR BERGMAN

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The IFI continues its new strand in which a revered film from world cinema history is introduced by a filmmaker, film critic or academic who will aim to justify its importance in the canon and identify its resonance for modern audiences.

This month, Lenny Abrahamson, one of Ireland’s leading filmmakers, introduces Ingmar Bergman’s Persona.

In her first collaboration with the director, Liv Ullman is actress Elisabet, inexplicably struck mute, and now cared for by nurse Alma (Bibi Andersson) in a remote seaside cottage, a relationship that ebbs and flows as each woman strives for superiority in an intense battle of wills.

85 minutes, Sweden, 1966, Subtitled, Black & White, 35mm

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