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Light Keeps Me Company
     

Light Keeps Me Company

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Director: Carl-Gustaf Nykvist, Woody Allen, Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson

Cast: Carl-Gustaf Nykvist, Woody Allen, Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson

 

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This moving, finely-wrought portrayal of legendary cinematographer Sven Nykvist was directed by his son Carl-Gustav Nykvist -- a noted filmmaker himself. Spanning from long forgotten kiddie flick in 1945 to Woody Allen's Celebrity (1997), Nykvist's career came to an abrupt end when he was diagnosed with a rare disorder that affects his speech. Though the film

Overview

This moving, finely-wrought portrayal of legendary cinematographer Sven Nykvist was directed by his son Carl-Gustav Nykvist -- a noted filmmaker himself. Spanning from long forgotten kiddie flick in 1945 to Woody Allen's Celebrity (1997), Nykvist's career came to an abrupt end when he was diagnosed with a rare disorder that affects his speech. Though the film explores Nykvist's upbringing and turbulent private life (an ugly divorce, the suicide of one of his sons, an affair with Mia Farrow), the emotional heart of the film is his celebrated collaboration with auteur Ingmar Bergman, with whom Nykvist made some of his most enduring work, including Winter Light (1962) and Scenes from a Marriage (1973). As Bergman recalls his own career, he notes, "I don't miss making films, but I miss the collaboration with Sven."

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2002
UPC:
0720229909891
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:16:00
Sales rank:
58,676

Special Features

Director's foreword; Sven Nykvist filmography; Scene access; Interactive menus; Coming attractions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Allen Interviewee
Bibi Andersson Interviewee
Harriet Andersson Interviewee
Richard Attenborough Interviewee
Pernilla August Interviewee
Ingmar Bergman Interviewee
Jean Doumanian Interviewee
Erland Josephson Voice Only
Melanie Griffith Interviewee
Melinda Kinneman Voice Only
Laszlo Kovacs Interviewee
Gunnel Lindblom Interviewee
Roman Polanski Interviewee
Giuseppe Rotunno Interviewee
Gena Rowlands Interviewee
Susan Sarandon Interviewee
Stellan Skarsgård Interviewee
Vittorio Storaro Interviewee
Jan Troell Interviewee
Liv Ullmann Actor
Rikard Wolff Voice Only
Vilmos Zsigmond Actor

Technical Credits
Carl-Gustaf Nykvist Director,Cinematographer,Producer,Screenwriter
Torbjörn Andersson Cinematographer
Lars Blomgren Producer
Laszlo Kovacs Cinematographer
Michal Leszczylowski Screenwriter
Dan Myhrman Cinematographer
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Klas Olofsson Producer
Bo Persson Sound/Sound Designer
Lasse Summanen Editor
Billy Williams Cinematographer
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
2. Chapter 1 [1:57]
3. Chapter 2 [4:03]
4. Chapter 3 [2:13]
5. Chapter 4 [10:20]
6. Chapter 5 [7:20]
7. Chapter 6 [6:47]
8. Chapter 7 [7:35]
9. Chapter 8 [5:36]
10. Chapter 9 [4:50]
11. Chapter 10 [5:57]
12. Chapter 11 [6:15]
13. Chapter 12 [3:40]

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Using text from Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha (apparently, Nykvist's boyhood inspiration) as its psychological framework, the film sets out to illustrate Nykvist's lifetime artistic journey. Although, not altogether convincing or entirely compelling, it is a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of a talented cinematographer.