The Movie: Persona (1966)
What Is It?: Ingmar Bergman explores his usual themes of sex, death, and religion by shattering them with a hammer and piecing them back together in a mosaic of striking imagery and shocking dialogue. Bergman shatters and pieces back together Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann in ways that would profoundly influence filmmakers from David Lynch to Robert Altman to Woody Allen.
Why Today?: On this day in 1938, Liv Ullman is born.