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Speed Cinema Presents: Persona

September 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

By the mid-1960s, Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference. Acted with astonishing nuance and shot in stark contrast and soft light by Sven Nykvist, the influential Persona is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth. 1966, Sweden, DCP, in Swedish with English subtitles, 83 minutes. Recommended for 16+.



September 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Speed Cinema
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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