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Monday, January 6, 2014

Persona (1966)



Published on Oct 24, 2013
UPLOADER: This is a Swedish film with English subtitles.

Wiki: Persona is a 1966 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann. Bergman held this film to be one of his most important. In his book Images, he writes: "Today I feel that in Persona—and later in Cries and Whispers—I had gone as far as I could go. And that in these two instances when working in total freedom, I touched wordless secrets that only the cinema can discover." He also said: "At some time or other, I said that Persona saved my life—that is no exaggeration. If I had not found the strength to make that film, I would probably have been all washed up. One significant point: for the first time I did not care in the least whether the result would be a commercial success...". Persona is considered one of the major works of the 20th century by essayists and critics such as Susan Sontag, who referred to it as Bergman's masterpiece. Other critics have described it as "one of this century's great works of art". In Sight and Sound's 1972 poll of the ten greatest films of all time, Persona was ranked at number five. In the 2012 British Film Institute list of The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, Persona is ranked 17

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