"The Virgin Spring"
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
A man's faith is tested as he seeks revenge against
the men who brutally raped and murdered his daughter. Set in 14th Century Sweden,
this fairy-tale like story is based on a Swedish legend. The sets and costumes are
excellent, reflecting Bergman's famous attention to detail. Classic Bergman.
The Virgin Spring won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (1961) and the Golden
Globe for Best Foreign Language Film (tied with La Verite, 1960). The film
also received an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (1961).
Ingmar Bergman won Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival for directing The
Virgin Spring (1960).