Tag Archives: Persona

Persona: Bergman’s film of obsession and control.

Never in my life have I responded so powerfully to a film as I did when I first watched Persona. Even Vivre Sa Vie (currently my favorite film of all those I have seen) didn’t move me in the same way Persona did. I found Persona shocking.  At the same time I was flawed by […]

The Hour of the Wolf: The decent into madness at Bergman’s behest.

“It is the hour when most people die, when sleep is deepest, when nightmares are more real. It is the hour when the sleepless are haunted by their deepest fear, when ghosts and demons are most powerful. The Hour of the Wolf is also the hour when most children are born.” I watched Bergman’s The Hour of […]