PASSION OF ANNA, THE
With its postmodern collage (compared to PERSONA's focused high modernism), this film enjoys cult status as one of Ingmar Bergman's unique and most experimental works. On the island of Fårö, reclusive Max von Sydow becomes involved with high-strung widow Liv Ullmann and cynical couple Bibi Andersson and Erland Josephson. The foursome trade barbs and innuendos at a drunken dinner party. Bergman periodically intercuts the narrative with direct-to-the-camera interviews of the actors discussing their characters, creating a meditation on identity and its dramatic representation. DIR/SCR Ingmar Bergman; PROD Lars-Owe Carlberg. Sweden, 1969, color, 101 min. In Swedish with English subtitles. RATED R
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