Double Bill: Searching for Ingmar Bergman and Persona @ 27th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival
(Margarethe von Trotta, France; Sweden, 2018, 99 min.)
(Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1966, 83 min., Swedish)
Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Hannah Arendt) takes a close look at Ingmar Bergmans life and work on the occasion of his centennial year. Von Trotta explores Bergmans film legacy with some of his closest collaborators including actresses Liv Ullmann, Gunnel Lindblom, and Julia Dufvenius and director Daniel Bergman (who worked from his fathers screenplay on Sundays Children) and such filmmakers as Olivier Assayas, Mia Hansen-Løve, Ruben Östlund, and Carlos Saura. The documentary screens with a new restoration of Bergmans Persona. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. With the radical Persona, Bergman already a legend at that point in his career attained new levels of visual poetry.
Webster University/Moore Auditorium (View)
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
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