Persona ★★★★★

2020 Challenge: 10 Directors x 5 films.

“You think I don’t understand? The hopeless dream of being. Not seeming to be, but being. Conscious and awake at every moment. At the same time, the chasm between what you are to others, and what you are to yourself. The feeling of vertigo, and the constant hunger to be unmasked once and for all.

My first ever Ingmar Bergman. About damn time. His use of the camera is beyond anything I’ve ever seen. Some of the panning shots left me speechless. Every word that was said struck a cord in me. This is a film that is to be admired more and more on each viewing. The older you get the more you admire it. Probably the best film that I’ve seen that dives into the psychological oceans of the human mind so deep, yet so carefully. What Ingmar expressed in this film can’t be told in any other way. Excellent film.

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