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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.

Film still from “Persona”

Film still from “Persona”

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  • 85 min
  • Swedish with German subtitles

Past Dates

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.