Directed by Ingmar Bergman On the 7th of February

Sweden - 1966 - black and white - 86' - Swedish with English subtitles
With Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand, Jörgen Lindström

Ingmar Bergman
Sven Nykvistr
Ulla Ryghe
Lars Johan Werle
Produced by :
Svensk Filmindustri
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After a performance on stage, Swedish actress Elisabet Vogler becomes mute. She is assigned to an isolated cottage by the sea with a young nurse, Alma, to take care of her. As the women spend some time together, Alma does all the talking and eventually opens up about some intimate secrets to Elisabet who sympathize with her. Soon Alma finds herself get immersed into her patient’s persona.

festival & award


Best Actress (Bibi Andersson), Best Director, Best Film, 1986 American National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Actress (Bibi Andersson), Best Film, 1967 Swedish Film Awards


“Today I feel that in Persona—and later in Cries and Whispers—I had gone as far as I could go. And that in these two instances when working in total freedom, I touched wordless secrets that only the cinema can discover”

Ingmar Bergman, Images: My Life in Film