NLEN
Eye Filmmuseum

for anytime

in all languages

still from Persona (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1966)

Persona

Persona

Ingmar Bergman / SE, 1966 / 85 min.

Mysterious Ingmar Bergman classic with Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson as two women who switch identities in a little house on the coast. Bergman’s film inspired Ivo van Hove to create a play: see the exhibition All About Theatre About Film.

poster Persona (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1966)
Persona is about a famous actress who collapses during a performance of Electra. She abruptly stops acting, and even speaking. It turns out the crisis is rooted in her feelings of guilt about her son: she feels unable to combine motherhood with her acting career. For her, theatre cannot take the place of life.

Details

Director

Ingmar Bergman

Production year

1966

Country

SE

Original title

Persona

Length

85 min.

Language

Swedish, English

Subtitles

ENG or NLD

Format

35mm, DCP

Part of

All About Theatre About Film

Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition.

Learn more
All About Theatre About Film: Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld
still from Persona (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1966)
still from Persona (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1966)

Planning on having a drink or a bite to eat? Book online for Eye Bar Restaurant.
Share your love for film and become a member of the Eye Society.