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Studies in Nordic Literature and Film
Wordless Secrets - Ingmar
Bergman's film Persona
(1966) is considered both one of his greatest masterpieces and
his most enigmatic and abstract film. The highly influential
film achieved global critical acclaim and has been the subject
of numerous studies and interpretations.
Wordless Secrets, a
ground-breaking new study of Persona,
Peter Ohlin asserts that the essential Swedish context of the
film has been overlooked by Bergman's international audience
which has mistakenly preferred to focus on the abstract and
metaphysical aspects of Persona.
By repatriating the discussion of Persona
to its Swedish context Peter Ohlin argues that:
By repatriating the discussion of Persona to its Swedish context Peter Ohlin argues that:
is Professor Emeritus at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He
has post-graduate degrees from Stockholm University and the
University of New Mexico. In addition to many essays on Ingmar
Bergman's films, he has published on James Agee, Pierre
Perrault, and modern American authors. He lives in Montreal.