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Persona

'Persona' is recognised as Bergman's most extraordinary and influential film, it is a rich and poetic study of womanhood and identity. Elizabeth (Liv Ullmann) is a famous actress who is suddenly taken ill and left without speech. While convalescing on the coast, she is cared for by Nurse Alam (Bibi Andersson) 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 boundaries between their identities begin to blur.

Year: 1966
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Scandinavian Cinema, Ed's Favourites, Best of the 1960s, Time Mag's 100 Best, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Sweden
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Jorgen Lindstrom
Duration: 80 Minutes
Rating: R16
Subtitles: Yes
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Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films
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