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Virgin Spring (1960)

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Commentary 1: Bergman scholar Birgitta Steene Rating:9.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by zombking on January 20th, 2008:Find all reviews by zombking
For this rare Non-Cowie commentary I was worried that I wouldn't get what I paid for (especially since it seems like a lower Bergman film, even according to him,) but she keeps up the knowledge though the whole thing. Most interestingly, she touches on a number of things that Cowie never got to talk about, such as the competition between Christianity and Paganism, and the duality that Sydow's character must deal with. While she does point out the same thing that Bergman mentioned about the film (that it was his version of Kurosawa's Roshomon) she manages to show some of the overlooked portions of the films. A fun and worthy commentary to one of the great director's not-so-great films.