Sven Nykvist

Sven Nykvist

Highest Rated: 100% Lumiere and Company (1995)

Lowest Rated: 17% One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1971)

Birthday: Dec 03, 1922

Birthplace: Moheda, Sweden

A master of natural lighting, Swedish cameraman Sven Nykvist found his artistic soul mate in Ingmar Bergman, collaborating with the great writer-director on more than 20 projects. Nykvist's parents, Lutheran missionaries in the Congo, had left him and his siblings to be raised by relatives in Stockholm, and the sense of detachment created by their long absences helped prepare him for his long association with Bergman and the themes of alienation and isolation that captivated them both. Deciding early on a career as a cinematographer, Nykvist attended a photography school (there were no Swedish film schools then) and began working at Sandrews studios as a camera assistant in 1941, hoping to emulate the great Swedish cameramen Julius Jaenzon, Goran Strindberg and Gunnar Fischer. He graduated to director of photography on "13 Chairs" (1945), helmed the documentary "Reverence for Life" (1952, about Albert Schweitzer) and even co-directed and co-scripted "Under the Southern Cross" (also 1952), based on an experience his parents had with a witch doctor, before teaming with Bergman (himself the son of a Lutheran minister) for the first time.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
98% 76% One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich Himself/Cinematographer of 'Offret' (uncredited) (Character) - 2000
40% 42% Celebrity Cinematographer $5M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curtain Call Cinematographer - 1998
82% 83% Private Confessions Cinematographer - 1996
39% 52% Something to Talk About Cinematographer $49.7M 1995
100% 77% Lumiere and Company Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 48% Kristin Lavransdatter Cinematographer - 1995
75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Cinematographer $125.6M 1993
90% 89% What's Eating Gilbert Grape Cinematographer $7.8M 1993
No Score Yet 67% The Ox Director - 1991
94% 91% Crimes and Misdemeanors Cinematographer $17.6M 1989
75% 56% New York Stories Cinematographer $10.6M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katinka Cinematographer - 1988
85% 84% The Unbearable Lightness of Being Cinematographer $9.3M 1988
64% 75% Another Woman Cinematographer $499.5K 1988
86% 90% The Sacrifice Cinematographer $61K 1986
No Score Yet 53% Swann in Love Cinematographer - 1984
92% 80% After the Rehearsal Cinematographer - 1984
86% 70% Star 80 Cinematographer - 1983
100% 94% Fanny and Alexander Cinematographer - 1982
79% 59% The Postman Always Rings Twice Cinematographer - 1981
67% 76% From the Life of the Marionettes Cinematographer - 1980
71% 59% Pretty Baby Cinematographer - 1978
84% 92% Autumn Sonata Cinematographer - 1978
80% 83% Face to Face Cinematographer - 1975
90% 95% Scenes From a Marriage Cinematographer - 1973
90% 91% Cries and Whispers Cinematographer - 1972
17% 91% One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Cinematographer - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faro Document Cinematographer - 1970
No Score Yet 60% First Love Cinematographer - 1970
71% 71% The Rite Cinematographer - 1969
100% 85% The Passion of Anna Cinematographer - 1969
91% 86% Hour of the Wolf Cinematographer - 1968
65% 88% Shame Cinematographer - 1968
90% 94% Persona Cinematographer - 1966
27% 44% All These Women Cinematographer - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loving Couples Cinematographer - 1964
88% 88% The Silence Cinematographer - 1963
73% 91% Winter Light Cinematographer - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Morals Cinematographer - 1961
100% 92% Through a Glass Darkly Cinematographer - 1961
87% 92% The Virgin Spring Cinematographer - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gorilla Director,
Cinematographer
- 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barabbas Cinematographer - 1953
100% 84% Sawdust and Tinsel Cinematographer - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scenes From a Marriage Cinematographer 1973

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