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Encyclopedia > The Virgin Spring
The Virgin Spring

original movie poster
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Produced by Ingmar Bergman
Allan Ekelund
Written by Ulla Isaksson
Starring Max von Sydow
Birgitta Valberg
Gunnel Lindblom
Birgitta Pettersson
Music by Erik Nordgren
Cinematography Sven Nykvist
Distributed by Janus Films
Release date(s) Flag of Sweden February 8, 1960
Flag of the United States November 14, 1960
Running time 89 min.
Language Swedish
IMDb profile

The Virgin Spring (Swedish: Jungfrukällan) is a 1960 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in medieval Sweden, it is a revenge tale about a family's response to the murder of their daughter. The story is based on a 13th century Swedish ballad that was adapted by screenwriter Ulla Isaksson. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...   (IPA: in Swedish, but usually IPA: in English) (July 14, 1918 – July 30, 2007) was a Swedish film, stage, and opera director. ...  , (born April 10, 1929) is an Academy-Award nominated Swedish actor, known in particular for his collaboration with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. ... Birgitta Valberg (born 16 December 1916; Stockholm) is a Swedish actress who attended the Dramatens elevskola. ... Gunnel Lindblom (18 December 1931 – ), is a Swedish film actor and director. ... Birgitta Pettersson (7 January 1939 – ), is a Swedish film actor. ... Sven Nykvist (born 3 December 1922 in Moheda, Kronobergs län, Sweden) is a Swedish cinematographer known especially for his work with director Ingmar Bergman. ... Janus Films is a film distribution company. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... Swedish cinema is one of the most widely-known national cinemas in the world, and certainly the most prominent of Scandinavia. ...   (IPA: in Swedish, but usually IPA: in English) (July 14, 1918 – July 30, 2007) was a Swedish film, stage, and opera director. ...

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Synopsis

The Virgin Spring tells the story, set in medieval Sweden, of a prosperous Christian whose daughter, Karin (Birgitta Pettersson), the "light" child, is appointed to bring candles to the church. She is accompanied by her foster sister, Ingeri (Gunnel Lindblom), the "dark" child, who secretly worships the ancient Norse deity Odin. Along the way the two part, and Karin sets out on her own. She meets three herdsmen, and invites them to eat her snack with her. Later on the two older goatherders (but not the younger one) rape and murder Karin, then leave the scene with her clothing. The herders then, unknowingly, seek shelter at the home of the murdered girl. Her parents, played by Max von Sydow and Birgitta Valberg, discover that it was the goatherds who killed their daughter when they try to sell the mother some of her daughter's clothes. Locking them in their chamber, the father then kills the two murderers, along with the innocent younger brother. The next day, the parents set out to find their daughter's body. Her father vows that, although he cannot understand God, he will build a church at the site of his daughter's death. As her parents lift her head from the ground, a spring begins to flow from where she was lying. Ingeri now wishes to wash herself with the water. For other meanings of Odin, Woden or Wotan see Odin (disambiguation), Woden (disambiguation), Wotan (disambiguation). ...  , (born April 10, 1929) is an Academy-Award nominated Swedish actor, known in particular for his collaboration with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. ... Birgitta Valberg (born 16 December 1916; Stockholm) is a Swedish actress who attended the Dramatens elevskola. ...


Cast

  • Max von Sydow - Töre
  • Birgitta Valberg - Märeta
  • Gunnel Lindblom - Ingeri
  • Birgitta Pettersson - Karin
  • Axel Düberg - Thin Herdsman
  • Tor Isedal - Mute Herdsman
  • Allan Edwall - Beggar
  • Ove Porath - Boy
  • Axel Slangus - Bridge Keeper
  • Gudrun Brost - Frida
  • Oscar Ljung - Simon

 , (born April 10, 1929) is an Academy-Award nominated Swedish actor, known in particular for his collaboration with filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. ... Birgitta Valberg (born 16 December 1916; Stockholm) is a Swedish actress who attended the Dramatens elevskola. ... Gunnel Lindblom (18 December 1931 – ), is a Swedish film actor and director. ... Birgitta Pettersson (7 January 1939 – ), is a Swedish film actor. ... Axel Düberg (10 October 1927 – 14 October 2001), was a Swedish film actor. ... Allan Edwall (25 August 1924, Rödön, Sweden--7 February 1997, Stockholm, Sweden) was a Swedish actor, director, author, composer and singer, best-known for the small roles he played in some of Ingmar Bergmans films such as Fanny and Alexander (1982). ... Gudrun Brost (6 April 1910 – 28 June 1993), was a Swedish film actor. ...

Awards and Nominations

Karin.
Karin.

The Virgin Spring won the following awards: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

It was also nominated for the following categories: The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film is a yearly US award for the best film in a language other than English, released in the period October - September in the country of origin. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ... For the 1870 painting of La Vérité, see Jules Joseph Lefebvre La Vérité was the last album by Niagara. ...

The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The 34th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 1961, were held on April 9, 1962 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ...

See also

El Cid (1961) starring Charlton Heston, a movie with direct heritage to the Romantics, it helped mold popular perceptions of the Middle Ages in the middle 20th century. ... The Last House on the Left is a 1972 horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Sean S. Cunningham. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... Horror Movie redirects here. ... Wesley Earl Craven (born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American film director and writer best known as the creator of many horror films, including the famed Nightmare on Elm Street series featuring the redoubtable Freddy Krueger character. ... Falconer is rap ghetto-techs newest proteges, formed by the former rapist of Mithotyn Stefan Weinerhall. ...

External link

  • The Virgin Spring at the Internet Movie Database
  • Criterion Collection essay by Peter Cowie
  • Per Tyrssons döttrar , also known as Herr Töres' döttrar - a version of the old ballad, in Swedish

Preceded by
Black Orpheus
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1960
Succeeded by
Through a Glass Darkly

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