Revolverkino at the Gropius Bau
Heal the Living
With “Persona” by Ingmar Bergman
Synchronised breathing in the dark of the cinema can have a therapeutic effect, and it is no coincidence that injury and healing – the miracle of regenerating bodies and souls – has been a central motif throughout cinematic history. This selection of six films, which borrows its title from the French film Réparer les vivants (Heal the Living), oscillates between these two opposing states.
- 85 min
- Swedish with German subtitles
Persona (Ingmar Bergman, Schweden 1966), Swedish with German subtitles, 20:30
In Persona, a celebrated stage actress and her nurse spend a few weeks together on a remote island. The actress has inexplicably become mute; her nurse takes care of her, and begins to talk about her own life. Then a mysterious transformation takes place.