Virgin Spring, The ( Jungfrukällan )
Great Meditation on Redemption and Revenge
The Virgin Spring is one of Bergman's more linear and complete films, but one that is also steeped in thematic and visual cues. The film's rich layers of redemption and revenge will cause the viewer to ponder long after the film's conclusion. Bergman shoots in a very immediate tone and this brings a sort of banality and nihilistic sadness to the film's events, but the redemptive conclusion is a subtle tearjerker.