Persona

Persona ★★★★★

EXPLORING WORLD CINEMA - FILM #19

Of the three Bergman films that I've seen (Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal and now Persona) this is definitely the weirdest - is that a bad thing? Absolutely not.

It's delightfully unsettling and awkward, and explores its many themes in a very interesting fashion. Bergman takes the techniques that he perfected in his earlier films and turns the dial up to eleven, using both expert dialogue and visual abstraction to take us on a trip through both his mind and the characters' minds.