Persona ★★★★½

Quick review. After gone for almost 2 days because of Last of Us part 2, I watched Persona, a critically acclaimed film by Ingmar Bergman. Fantastic framing, beautiful cinematography. The directiom of Bergman is just genius, the use of shots at scenes is just great. The story's vagueness is excecuted perfectly. The editing is absolutely mindblowing, The film's intro might be the best intro I've ever seen. The use of sound is rivetting, With just the use of sound, you know what the film is all about: A psychological thriller.

One thing, the film is pretty similar to Mulholland drive. Looking forward to watch more Bergman films.

I understand, all right. The hopeless dream of being - not seeming, but being. At every waking moment, alert. The gulf between what you are with others and what you are alone. The vertigo and the constant hunger to be exposed, to be seen through, perhaps even wiped out. Every inflection and every gesture a lie, every smile a grimace. Suicide? No, too vulgar. But you can refuse to move, refuse to talk, so that you don't have to lie. You can shut yourself in. Then you needn't play any parts or make wrong gestures. Or so you thought. But reality is diabolical. Your hiding place isn't watertight. Life trickles in from the outside, and you're forced to react. No one asks if it is true or false, if you're genuine or just a sham. Such things matter only in the theatre, and hardly there either. I understand why you don't speak, why you don't move, why you've created a part for yourself out of apathy. I understand. I admire. You should go on with this part until it is played out, until it loses interest for you. Then you can leave it, just as you've left your other parts one by one.

Directing - 5/5
Writing - 4.5/5
Cinematography - 5/5
Acting - 4/5
Design - 4/5
Visual Effects - 4.5/5
Editing - 5/5
Pacing - 4.5/5
Sound - 5/5


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