Persona (1966)

written and directed by Ingmar Bergman
with: Liv Ullman, Bibi Andersson

Elisabeth Vogler, a famous actress has gone mute. Nurse Alma is assigned to her case by the psychiatrist. Following the doctor's instructions they both go to an isolated cottage near the beach. There, it slowly becomes harder and harder to distinguish who is the patient and who is the nurse as they both have psychological problems.

Bergman's Persona is a psychological drama that may appear to be simple at first glance, but that is so complex and Freudian that it is capable of defining human natural impulses and behaviors, and redefining the history of cinema at the same time. This film has highly artistic values that were innovative for the sixties, some visuals will permeate your brain and stay there forever. It contains dream sequences and flashbacks that at times may confuse the viewer (but the characters as well). It drills a hole in the character's psyche and explores memories and desires, blending them with reality, creating a world of the most honest feelings.

Rating: 8.5/10

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