Persona ★★★★

When this film finished I was upset, I thought it was a bad movie, that was slow, without any real payoff. I gave it two days to reflect and study it online, because I knew I had to be missing something. I can say now that this film is absolutely amazing, and I don't want to rewatch it anytime soon. Going back through the nuances and the slow build, this movie works on so many levels. The merging, or not merging, of the characters, the obsession with hands, and much more make this a film that needs studying. When a film takes over my mind and makes me research and look back at it, I usually end up loving it, and I assume this will be the case here.