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Nykvist, Sven

Works: 454 works in 1,479 publications in 10 languages and 20,837 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Biographical films  Comedy films  Historical films  Fantasy films  Opera films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Interviewee, Author, Actor, Director, Scribe, Other, Performer, Videographer , pho, dir
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Persona by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

56 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afamous actress is stricken with psychosomatic clumness and is placed under a nurse's care in an isolated house, where the two gradually assume each other's personalities
Crimes and misdemeanors by Woody Allen( Visual )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving together several different stories, the film is about people's lives, loves, perceptions and ideals. It takes a look at some of the most disturbing questions surrounding human nature, and does it with a warm, generous and often humorous perspective
Jungfrukällan by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Viskningar och Rop = Cries and Whispers by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

34 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this film featuring the remarkable cinematography of Sven Nykvist, Bergman examines the relationship between three sisters. Agnes, a spinster lives with her housekeeper and is dying of cancer, while she is dying she is visited by her sisters, Karin and Maria. They quickly become entangled in old feelings of jealousy and selfishness. Agnes, tortured by cancer, is still able to transcend her sisters' pettiness to remember moments of staggering beauty in their past, but her sisters remain distant as Agnes' suffering reminds them of life's scars and their deep lack of connection. Only the maid Anna, who is deeply religious is able to comfort Agnes in her extremity. After her death, Agnes returns to the living for a short moment, and in a dream-like sequence she asks her family for love. Cries and Whispers revisits Bergman's personal themes, the isolation of the individual, the quest for meaning in existence, and the conflict between the necessity of human relationships and their ultimate futility. Sven Nykvist's acute color cinematography captures the claustrophobia of the sisters home, using intense reds and whites
Fanny och Alexander = Fanny and Alexander by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a rural Swedish town in 1907, this part comedy, part ghost story tells the story of one year in the lives of the Ekdahl family
Chaplin by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portrays the amazing life and times of the "Little Tramp" from his poverty-stricken childhood in England, to his friendships, his many wives and scandalous affairs, his acting career, and his relentless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover."--Container
Winter light by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A susceptible and disillusioned fisherman is urged by his wife to seek spiritual guidance from his local priest" from container
Scener ur ett äktenskap by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marianne and Johan always seemed to be the perfect couple. But when Johan suddenly leaves Marianne for another woman, they are forced to confront the disintegration of their marriage. Chronicles ten years of turmoil and love that bind the couple despite their divorce and subsequent marriages. Portrays the brutal pain and uplifting peace that accompany a lifetime of loving
Trollflöjten = The magic flute by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in Swedish and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera by Mozart, in which a handsome young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of Night's daughter from an evil sorcerer
Autumn sonata by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die gefeierte Pianistin Charlotte bemüht sich nach siebenjähriger Trennung um die Versöhnung mit ihrer ältesten Tochter Eva. Nach anfänglicher Freude über das Wiedersehen kommen schnell wieder alte Spannungen auf. Eva wirft ihrer Mutter vor, sich mehr um die Karriere, als um ihre Familie gekümmert zu haben und gibt ihr die Schuld an ihrer Unfähigkeit zu Lieben. Das gestörte Verhältnis der beiden Frauen gipfelt in offenem Hass und Aggressionen
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring interviews with 29 cinematographers and directors, this film documents the story of cinematography since the conception of cinema at the turn of the 20th century as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 films, tracing the evolution of motion-picture photography and innovations of cinematography and examining how the filmmaking process was complicated by new cinematic trends and technologies
The silence by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traveling home by train through a country seemingly on the brink of war, two sisters--the sickly, intellectual Ester and the sensual, pragmatic Anna--along with Anna's young son, Johan, are forced to disembark in an unknown city in order for Ester to rest. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan's affection, and in so doing sabotage what little remains of their ambiguous relationship."--Container
Life's greatest miracle by John Lithgow( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of a child from conception to birth, using both microimagery and the story of a young couple preparing for their first child
Through a glass darkly by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in Swedish and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family's already fragile ties are tested when Karin discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, her father, husband, and younger brother are unable to prevent Karin's harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness."--Container
Skammen = Shame by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shame probes the atrocities of war-both internal and external-as a young couple struggles to survive while the world around them crumbles into chaos"--Container
Agnes of God by Norman Jewison( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, at an isolated convent, the infant of a young nun is found strangled, a court-appointed psychiatrist must decide if the devout but troubled girl is fit to stand trial
Gycklarnas afton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pessimistic story of romance and betrayal in the setting of a small travelling circus. Generally regarded as one of Bergman's best early films, it is marked by his characteristic symbolic approach and a style which here borders on the surreal
The tenant by Roman Polanski( Visual )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un tímido conserje acaba de mudarse a la misma habitación en que tiempo atrás una chica intentó suicidarse arrojándose por la ventana. A medida que va pasando el tiempo, el nuevo inquilino se convence de que sus nuevos vecinos intentan conducirlo a un estado de paranoia para que también salte por la ventana
[En passion] = Passion of Anna by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Winkleman se separa de su mujer y se marcha a vivir solo a una pequeña isla del Báltico, Farö, tratando de olvidar su pasado. Allí encuentra a Anna, una mujer joven que acaba de enviudar y perder a su único hijo. También conoce a una pareja, Elis y Eva, que están pasando por un momento difícil en su relación. Andreas trata de iniciar una relación con Anna, pero los fantasmas personales de ambos no tardan en atormentarlos
Offret = Sacrifice by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dark and complex drama about redemption and the nuclear holocaust. When a middle aged intellectual in retirement on an island in the Baltic Sea witnesses signs of what he believes to be a nuclear holocaust, he offers to make the ultimate sacrifice in return for the salvation of mankind."--External container
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Fanny och Alexander = Fanny and Alexander
Viskningar och Rop = Cries and WhispersFanny och Alexander = Fanny and AlexanderWinter lightAutumn sonataAgnes of GodGycklarnas afton
Alternative Names
Njukvist, Sven 1922-2006

Nykist, Sven, 1922-2006


Nykvist, Sven 1922-2006

Nykvist, Sven V. 1922-2006

Nykvist, Sven Vilhelm 1922-

Nykvist, Sven Vilhelm 1922-2006

Sven Nykvist direttore della fotografia svedese

Sven Nykvist schwedischer Kameramann und Filmregisseur

Sven Nykvist švédský kameraman, režisér a herec

Sven Nykvist Swedish cinematographer

Sven Nykvist Zweeds filmregisseur

Sven Vilhem Nykvist

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Нюквист, Свен

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