Persona 1966 M | Free

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Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art says
Two women retreat to a cottage on the Swedish coast. One, a nurse (Bibi Andersson), has been tasked with overseeing the recovery of the other, an actress (Liv Ullmann) who is refusing to speak. As their time together continues, their identities begin to merge in enigmatic ways.

Persona represented a bold experimental departure for Bergman. Not only was he moving away from his explicitly religious concerns, but it also finds him embracing more modernist filmmaking techniques. The Fourth Wall is broken in peculiar and provocative ways; Sven Nykvist brings a new level of dynamism to his cinematography; Bergman crafts one of the most erotic sequences in cinema without putting a single piece of flesh on display. Persona finds a master director completely liberated and the result is a monumental film whose influence continues to stretch on – from the films of Lars von Trier to David Lynch's Mulholland Drive 2001.

Persona will screen from an archival 35mm film print.

8.00pm Wed 1 Mar (1hr 23mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
*Additional screening 6.00pm Fri 10 Mar

Find out more about the 'Through a Glass, Darkly: The Films of Ingmar Bergman' film program http://bit.ly/2kY22AH
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By: Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art