MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

41st Edition
Thursday, 6th September | 6 pm

PERSONA
Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman
Swedish with EST, B/W, 84 min, 1966

According to Carl Jung, a persona is the mask that we wear to reveal and conceal who we are. In Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name, two characters find themselves in a hall of mirrors, forcing them to look within and beyond at the myths and desires that shape their identities. A meditation on the nature of Being, the unconscious, performativity, transcendence and the nature of art, ‘Persona’ is considered to be a modern day existential classic. The film is shot in exquisite black and white by Sven Nykvist and is known for its pristine cinematography, enigmatic structure and incredible performances by its two lead actors, Bibi Anderson and Liv Ullman. Since it’s release in 1966, Persona has been persistently on the every list of the best films ever made.

According to Carl Jung, a persona is the mask that we wear to reveal and conceal who we are. In Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name, two characters find themselves in a hall of mirrors, forcing them to look within and beyond at the myths and desires that shape their identities. A meditation on the nature of Being, the unconscious, performativity, transcendence and the nature of art, ‘Persona’ is considered to be a modern day existential classic. The film is shot in exquisite black and white by Sven Nykvist and is known for its pristine cinematography, enigmatic structure and incredible performances by its two lead actors, Bibi Anderson and Liv Ullman. Since it’s release in 1966, Persona has been persistently on the every list of the best films ever made.


According to Carl Jung, a persona is the mask that we wear to reveal and conceal who we are. In Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name, two characters find themselves in a hall of mirrors, forcing them to look within and beyond at the myths and desires that shape their identities. A meditation on the nature of Being, the unconscious, performativity, transcendence and the nature of art, ‘Persona’ is considered to be a modern day existential classic. The film is shot in exquisite black and white by Sven Nykvist and is known for its pristine cinematography, enigmatic structure and incredible performances by its two lead actors, Bibi Anderson and Liv Ullman. Since it’s release in 1966, Persona has been persistently on the every list of the best films ever made.

According to Carl Jung, a persona is the mask that we wear to reveal and conceal who we are. In Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name, two characters find themselves in a hall of mirrors, forcing them to look within and beyond at the myths and desires that shape their identities. A meditation on the nature of Being, the unconscious, performativity, transcendence and the nature of art, ‘Persona’ is considered to be a modern day existential classic. The film is shot in exquisite black and white by Sven Nykvist and is known for its pristine cinematography, enigmatic structure and incredible performances by its two lead actors, Bibi Anderson and Liv Ullman. Since it’s release in 1966, Persona has been persistently on the every list of the best films ever made.

About Movies at the Museum:
Launched on April 3rd 2015, ‘Movies at the Museum’ is a monthly screening programme, curated by filmmaker and cinematographer, Avijit Mukul Kishore, and architect
and urban designer, Rohan Shivkumar. The programme includes films and videos made in different genres – documentary, fiction, animation and visual art. Film, art and academic practitioners are invited from time to time to engage in discussion on their work.
The screenings are free and open to public.
Thursday, 6th September 2018

Time: 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Screening is free and open to all.

Limited seating on first come, first serve basis.

Kindly note that as per MCGM rules, the parking space outside the Museum will be closed for vehicles at 5:00 pm.

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