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The Virgin Spring

(Jungfrukällan, Ingmar Bergman, 1960)

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“Bergman’s masterwork, the most lyrical, the most compassionate, the most selfless of his films.”—Vernon Young

Winner of an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, The Virgin Spring is a harrowing tale of rape, murder, faith, revenge, and savagery set in medieval Sweden. Starring an elemental Max von Sydow, the film is both beautiful and cruel in its depiction of a world teetering between paganism and Christianity. Remade by Wes Craven as The Last House on the Left, the film is also one of the rare occasions when Bergman didn’t write his own screenplay; the author was screenwriter Ulla Isaksson, who also scripted Bergman’s Brink of Life. (89 mins., 35mm)

Black and white movie still of a man steering at his hands while a woman stands behind him glaring.

The Virgin Spring, image courtesy of Janus Films

Man and women in black and white photo still

The Virgin Spring, image courtesy of Janus Films

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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The Virgin Spring