Acknowledged as one of the greatest of cinematographers, Sven Nykvist was particularly associated with the director Ingmar Bergman Over 30 years they made 20 films together, several of them regarded as screen masterpieces. Twice an Oscar-winner, Nykvist also photographed films by such directors as Louis Malle, Roman Polanski and Woody Allen. After Ingmar Bergman retired from film-making, he said of Nykvist,
Considered one of Sweden's three most important cameramen (along with the master of silent cinema, Julius Jaenzon, and the man who preceded Nykvist as Bergman's photographer, Gunnar Fischer), he was born Sven Vilhem Nykvist in 1922 in the Swedish province of Småland. His parents, Natanael and Gerda Nykvist, were missionaries who would spend four years out of every five in the Belgian Congo, leaving Sven in a home for missionaries' children. His upbringing was strict, and movies were thought "sinful", so he was allowed only a limited time to seek escape at the cinema, in which he was passionately interested from an early age.
Sven Nykvist (Q312290) From Wikidata. Jump to: navigation, search. Swedish cinematographer. edit. Language Label Description Also known as; English: Sven Nykvist.