The Virgin Spring
First screened in November 1992 / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Ingmar Bergman. Cast: Birgitta Pettersson, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Axel Düberg, Tor Isedal, Ove Porath, Allan Edwall, Gudrun Brost, Oscar Ljung, Axel Slangus. Screenplay: Ulla Isaksson (based on the Medieval ballad Töres döttrar i Wänge).

Twitter Capsule: Nykvist lensing always savory. Bergman goes Medieval like few others. But symbols, themes flirt with the obvious.

VOR:   Virgin Spring made a mark internationally and probably opened more doors for richer Bergmans to come. What's good is already good in his better work.

Photo © 1960 Svensk Filmindustri/Janus Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Costume Design: Marik Vos

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Samuel Goldwyn Award (tie)

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Special Mention

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