The Virgin Spring

The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman, 1960) aka Jungfrukällan, Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson, Alex Düberg, Tor Isedal

An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.

This was the first Bergman film I saw, as part of the Perth Film Festival at the Windsor Theatre Nedlands 15-20 January 1962, and so is forever unforgettable. It changed my life – or at least that part of it concerned with the appreciation of art.

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Garry Gillard | New: 25 March, 2017 | Now: 30 March, 2020