Far Out! Film - Persona by Ingmar Bergman @ The Dome
Introducing the Far Out! Film nights at the Dome. Last Tuesday of the month.Hand-picked classic films that have stood the test of time. Left of centre, out
Introducing the Far Out! Film nights at the Dome. Last Tuesday of the month.
Hand-picked classic films that have stood the test of time. Left of centre, out on the fringe, always with substance and never boring. Many films may be unknown to some of our viewers, yet we hope you will come for an experience. Expect the unexpected!
Bar & Pizza from 5pm. Movie at 6.30pm.
Arguably Swedish director Ingmar Bergman’s finest film, Persona (1966) explores the human condition with intense curiosity, immense technical skill, and beguiling warmth.
A well-known actress suffers a moment of blankness during a performance and soon lapses into total silence. Advised by her doctor to take time off to recover from what appears to be an emotional breakdown, Elisabeth goes to a beach house with only Anna, her nurse, as company. Over the next several weeks, as Anna struggles to reach her mute patient, the two women find themselves experiencing a strange emotional convergence.
Characterised by elements of psychological suspense, Persona has been the subject of much critical analysis, interpretation, and debate.The experimental style of storytelling has also been noted. The enigmatic film has been called the Mount Everest of cinematic analysis. Director Ingmar Bergman was very influential to filmmaker David Lynch, and this film in particular was a significant influence on the film Mullhulland Drive.
Many critics consider Persona one of the greatest films ever made. It was ranked the 5th best film ever made in Sight & Sound’s 1972 poll and 17th in 2012. Anyone wanting to see something DIFFERENT will not be let down.
Bookings to movie are essential: 027 590 2117
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dome Cinema & Bar
38 Childers Rd, Gisborne