Persona (1966) IMDb

Categorization

Archetypal French New Wave-inspired “art” cinema by Bergman, letting documentary realism bleed vaguely into impressionist dreams and pop-psychological puzzles with very few characters and almost no action.

Subject

An actress stops speaking. A young nurse cares for her, speaking interminably, as if laying siege to her listening patient.

Commentary

No more profound than more populist works like Fight Club (1999), but very nicely executed. The first five minutes are among the few examples of New-Wave meta I enjoy.

References here: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972).

fiction moving picture