The virgin spring Jungfrukällan
|Language and/or Subtitles:||Swedish|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies|
A peasant girl is raped and murdered in 14th century Sweden. When her killers seek shelter in her father's house, he kills them to avenge her death. Soon a spring appears from where the girl was killed and her father sees this as a sign from above.
Ingmar Bergman's medieval revenge tale deals with a pair of goatherds who rape and murder an innocent farm girl only to seek shelter unwittingly from their victim's parents. Max von Sydow is towering as the aggrieved father consumed with vengeance despite his religious rectitude.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 321.|
Murder -- Drama.
Revenge -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Swedish.
|Publisher|| [Irvington, N.Y.] :Criterion Collection,2006
|Edition||Director-approved special ed., Full screen.|
|Other Titles|| Jungfrukällan
Sydow, Max von,
Valberg, Birgitta, actor.
Lindblom, Gunnel, 1931-2021 actor.
Pettersson, Birgitta, actor.
Bergman, Ingmar, 1918-2007, film director.
Nordgren, Erik, composer.
Isaksson, Ulla, 1916-2000, screenwriter.
Janus Films, production company.
Svensk filmindustri, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Max Von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson.
Director of photography, Sven Nykvist ; editor, Oscar Rosander ; music, Erik Nordgren.
Includes Swedish language tracks, with optional English subtitles.
Title from container.
Originally released as a Swedish motion picture in 1960.
Special features: audio commentary by Ingmar Bergman scholar Birgitta Steene; introduction by filmmaker Ang Lee; new video interviews with actresses Gunnel Lindblom and Birgitta Pettersson ; essays by film scholar Peter Cowie and screenwriter Ulla Isaksson; audio recording of a 1975 American Film Institute seminar by Bergman; medieval ballad on which the film is based; and a letter from Bergman on the film's controversial rape scene.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital; mono.
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.