#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth’s persona.
Plot: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. The time they spend together only strengthens the crushing realization that one does not exist.
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Liv Ulmann’s smile
Profound studie of the human psyche. Honest story about nooks of existence and vain hopes. Anatomy of helplessness and deep solitude. Life as convention, mask for feelings and expectations.
Another room of Bergman’s universe. Same cruel instruments, game of flash-backs and dream sequences, visions and memories. Fight between two women as screen for interior struggle. Impact of consciences and lights of sin. Illness like armour against fake images and empty future. Confesions like way to be yourself. Like cries suffocates by silence of the other.
Story about refuse and cages. About dreams and disillusions. About chaotic values and flavour of extinction. People as rabbits for experiments. The other like sign of salvation. And the question of soul.
“Persona” is an act of confrontation between Ingmar Bergman and God. The silence, the cruelty of letters, the cries and the confessions of Alma are only guns in a strange and ambiguous war. So, any film of this great director is a religious personal answer to permanent subtle fear. In this case, the shadow of divine presence is the Liv Ulmann smile.
Not Beyond Intepretation
I’ve studied Bergman’s films and have seen all of them, yet Persona stands alone as his most brilliant and indeed, the most visually striking (thanks to the genius of Sven Nykvist).
The story concerns a cracked actress (Liv Ullmann-Bergman’s long-time lover), in hospital for treatment under the guise of a rather insecure nurse (Bibi Andersson). As the tale of care- giver and patient plays out, the nurse, Sister Alma, fills the void left by Liv Ullmann’s complete silence and regression by offering a series of confessions on her own life. These confessions, most poignantly, consist of Alma’s infidelities to her husband, a secret abortion and a unwanted pregnancy to please her husband. Through the course of the movie, set mainly in a summer retreat, the two women, left in seclusion, seem to drift into one another’s personae. However, Bergman’s dialogue turns more to first person confessional and not a tale of two women. Eventually, the viewer comes to the realization that the two women are actually two sides of the same person. Liv Ullmann represents, in pop-Freudian terms, the superego as Bibi Andersson is the ego or in other words, the ‘actress’ is actually the nurse and Liv Ullmann, the caretaker/observer.
Elisabet Vogler is actually Bibi Andersson’s persona; the one who answers to the external world, whilst shutting out the sensitive, introspective and broken inner persona, Liv Ullmann. The movie comes to a sad conclusion, wherein the actress wins out over the delicate, fractured woman deep within. As the lines in the movie say, they agree to “nothing”, keeping the facade intact to the rest of her reality and keeping distant from her older husband and abandoning any attempt to love her son, born to please her husband.
A line in the movie states blatantly that everyone has two personae; the one external and the one internal. This movie is one of the greatest human dramas with a psychological force rarely, if ever, seen today. Along with Casavetes’ “A Woman on the Verge” and Lynch’s “The Elephant Man”, Bergman and Nykvist commit to film one of the most introspective studies of mortality, sanity and the human condition.
Original Language sv
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min), 1 hr 23 min (83 min) (USA)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Ingmar Bergman
Writer Ingmar Bergman (story and screenplay)
Actors Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Svensk Filmindustri
Sound Mix AGA Sound System
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory Film-Teknik, Sweden
Film Length 2,320 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm, Digital