Director/Writer: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann
I’m almost afraid to comment on such a monumental movie as Bergamn’s “Persona”. There is so much here to interpret and contemplate, I’m not sure a single viewing is enough to fully experience this masterpiece. One thing that strikes me the most about this movie is the fact that there isn’t a filmmaker today brave enough to make a movie like this.
“Persona” plays almost like a horror movie. Its remote setting reminded of Bergman’s “Hour of the Wolf”, although it isolates its characters even more than that one. It involves a nurse who is assigned to watch after an actress who has stopped talking. They move in together in a secluded beach house. As they spend more time together, their personalities seem to begin to merge.