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The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan)

7 Ratings: 4.1
Ingmar Bergman's 1960 medieval drama about the results of a young woman's rape and murder.

Derived from a medieval ballad, THE VIRGIN SPRING was director Ingmar Bergman's first film to win an Academy Award. The movie represents a return to simpler themes for Bergman after the philosophical complexity of THE SEVENTH SEAL and WILD STRAWBERRIES. … see full wiki

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Release Date: February 8, 1960
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan)
review by . April 30, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
      Smoke rises from the fire in a hearth until it reaches the window that's been opened for it. Before it escapes into the vast airy freedom that it will enjoy, it seems to tremble with fear. It is drawn outside anyway and then it finds itself in a better place.     It is like that for people also, says the character in The Virgin Spring (1960, written by Ulla Isaksson, directed by Ingmar Bergman) who sees in the smoke's example the salvation …
review by . June 28, 2011
Good presentation overburdened by by mediocre extras (Criterion DVD review)
It's hardly one of Bergman's best films, but The Virgin Spring is nonetheless magnificent. Bergman has made a variety of attractive films, but few feature such beautiful scenery and exacting composition as this one. The production also benefits from graceful dialogue, intense performances and stark cinematography - elements that overcome a weak story that was ineptly adapted from the ballad Töres dotter i Wänge. Yet even at its weakest (probably its stilted, conspicuously Christian …
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