IN KINO VERITAS
A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth and finds that her own personality is being submerged into Elisabeth’s persona.
Persona won the award for Best Film at the 4th Guldbagge Awards. In the British Film Institute’s 2012 Sight & Sound polls, Persona was ranked the 17th greatest film ever made in the critics’ poll (tied with Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai) and 13th in the directors’ poll.