CTCS 201 Persona Synopsis

CTCS 201 Persona Synopsis - 201 Film Synopsis Persona The...

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201 Film Synopsis Persona The biggest symbol in the film is that of two halves which can be separate, but put together become a whole. It recurs in the montage sequences, like the projector and film combining to display images. Ingmar Bergman, the director, also uses this symbol, expressively, to draw upon the inherent connection between the film-viewing experience and the action within the text of the film. The series of montages self-reflexively analyzes the cinematic illusion. They help relate the film to the world outside of it. Elisabet cannot conform to her societal roles as wife and mother because she feels no emotion towards her husband and son. Nor is she satisfied pretending as an actress, her chosen profession. Instead, she wishes to be wholly truthful with herself and others, even if the truth is scary or detrimental. There is no acceptable way for her to do this in normal society, so she decides it is better to say nothing than to say something false.
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