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Writer:
Ingmar Bergman (story)
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Release Date:
16 March 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A new film by Ingmar Bergman See more »
Plot:
A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(147 articles)
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"Persona" is "non grata" See more (173 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bibi Andersson ... Alma

Liv Ullmann ... Elisabet Vogler
Margaretha Krook ... The Doctor

Gunnar Björnstrand ... Mr. Vogler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jörgen Lindström ... Elisabet's Son (uncredited)

Directed by
Ingmar Bergman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ingmar Bergman  story and screenplay

Produced by
Ingmar Bergman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lars Johan Werle 
 
Cinematography by
Sven Nykvist 
 
Film Editing by
Ulla Ryghe 
 
Production Design by
Bibi Lindström 
 
Costume Design by
Mago 
 
Makeup Department
Tina Johansson .... assistant makeup artist
Börje Lundh .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lars-Owe Carlberg .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lenn Hjortzberg .... assistant director
Bo Arne Vibenius .... assistant director (as Bo Vibenius)
 
Art Department
Karl-Arne Bergman .... property master (as Karl Arne Bergman)
 
Sound Department
Evald Andersson .... special sound effects
Lennart Engholm .... sound
Olle Jacobsson .... sound mixer
Per-Olof Pettersson .... sound (as P.O. Pettersson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anders Bodin .... assistant camera
Lars Johnsson .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eivor Kullberg .... costume assistant
 
Other crew
Kerstin Berg .... script supervisor
 
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Runtime:
85 min | Argentina:80 min | USA:83 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Chile:18 (restored version) | Finland:K-15 (2004) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1967) | France:Unrated | Ireland:PG (DVD rating) | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2002) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
"Persona" is considered a pictorial radical film. Both Bergman and his cinematographer Sven Nykvist felt that mid-shots was boring, therefore the film consists of a few wide shots, occasional mid-shots and many, long and intense close-ups.See more »
Quotes:
Sister Alma:No! I'm not like you. I don't feel like you. I'm Sister Alma, I'm just here to help you. I'm not Elisabet Vogler. You are Elisabet Vogler.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Dreamers (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Adagio from Concerto No. 2 in E major for Violin, Strings and Continuo, BWV 1042See more »

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25 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
"Persona" is "non grata", 21 February 2007
Author: William Shackleford (drwls@aol.com) from Orange County California

I am a lover of Bergmann films, most of which I'd seen more than 20 years ago. This one got by me somehow, but because of all the glowing reviews I've read here and elsewhere, I decided to rent the DVD. It was a complete waste of time: pretentious, dull and hollow. The only part remotely interesting was when the nurse describes an erotic beach encounter with some voyeur boys. Flashbacks, apparent dreams, repeated scenes, unexplained images. None of it worked for me. About the only thing that held my interest was whether or not Liv Ullman would ever speak a line. The answer to even this question remained ambiguous.

This is the "Emperor's New Clothes" of all art films, as far as I am concerned. There is nothing there.

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