MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,698 this week

Ljuset håller mig sällskap (2000)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 276 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

Carl-Gustaf Nykvist's documentary about his father, Sven Nykvist. The film is based on Sven's memoirs with Sven himself as narrator. A journey to the place of birth, Moheda, constitutes the... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 183 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 58 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 256 titles
created 25 May 2012
 
a list of 73 titles
created 27 Sep 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 04 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ljuset håller mig sällskap (2000)

Ljuset håller mig sällskap (2000) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ljuset håller mig sällskap.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The lifelong friendship of the great cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond and their impact on American cinema.

Director: James Chressanthis
Stars: Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Sandra Bullock
Another Woman (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

110 of the world's top cinematographers discuss the art of how and why films look the way they do.

Director: Jon Fauer
Stars: Remi Adefarasin, Russ T. Alsobrook, Howard A. Anderson III
Private Confessions (TV Movie 1996)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, ... See full summary »

Director: Liv Ullmann
Stars: Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Samuel Fröler
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

While traveling in caravan through the country of Sweden, one member of the decadent Alberti Circus tells the owner and ringmaster Albert Johansson a sad story about the clown Frost: seven ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Åke Grönberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman
Faithless (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An imaginary woman recollects the painful experience of adultery to a storyteller.

Director: Liv Ullmann
Stars: Lena Endre, Erland Josephson, Krister Henriksson
One and One (1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Directors: Erland Josephson, Sven Nykvist, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Erland Josephson, Björn Gustafson
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: James Bruner, Edie Robinette-Petrachi
Stars: Stuart Anderson, Sandy Gabriel, Alison Julian
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Revolutionary French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard conducts a twenty-five minute interview with influential and acclaimed American director Woody Allen on the cultural radiation, the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Woody Allen, Jean-Luc Godard, Annette Insdorf
At 2:15 (2015)
Drama | Romance

The film revolves around the real and hypothetical lives of a group of people whose paths cross in the cultural sites of the city of Madrid.

Director: Maria De Kannon Cle
Stars: Nick Nolte, Ángela Molina
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself
...
Himself - Interviewee / Narrator
...
Herself - Interviewee
...
Himself - Interviewee
...
Herself - Interviewee
...
Himself - Interviewee
...
Herself - Interviewee
...
Himself - Interviewee
...
Himself - Interviewee (as Sir Richard Attenborough)
...
Himself - Interviewee
...
Himself - Interviewee
Sigfrid Sodergren ...
Himself - Interviewee
...
Herself - Interviewee
Per Lönndahl ...
Himself - Interviewee (as Pelle Lönndahl)
Gunnel Lindblom ...
Herself - Interviewee
Edit

Storyline

Carl-Gustaf Nykvist's documentary about his father, Sven Nykvist. The film is based on Sven's memoirs with Sven himself as narrator. A journey to the place of birth, Moheda, constitutes the hub of the film and during the journey friends and memories emerge. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

26 August 2000 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Sven Nykvist: Light Keeps Me Company  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Himself - Interviewee: Sven is not east to sum up. His disposition is much more powerful, and he is much more strong-willed than you think first meeting him.
See more »

Connections

References Barabbas (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Svens Tema
by Gudrun Nykvist, Kasper Lindgren, Peter Hennix & Ann Blom
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A touching portrait on a virtuoso cinematographer.
3 December 2000 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Anyone who's familiar with cinema would have heard of the great Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist. A humanist toward actors and a friend to crew members it's obvious from his son Carl Nykvist's documentary Light Keeps Me Company, that Sven is a likeable guy.

Like most documentaries, Carl Nykvist's film is also chalked full of interviews of prominent actors, crew members, directors as well as, family members. While the interviews with such Swedish cinema luminaries as Igmar Bergman, Liv Ullman, Bibi Anderson and Harriett Andersson as well as, Americans Woody Allen and Gena Rowlands are entertaining, the dramatic arc of the documentary that touches upon crucial moments in the photographer's life proves more poignant.

However, the story of Siddartha that is narrated throughout the documentary tends to interrupt the flow of the dominant narrative. Yes, it's true that Nykvist's life parallels his favorite novel, but a little would go a long way here.

Light Keeps Me Company is a must see for cinema enthusiasts. It might even prove educational as well as entertaining for some viewers. Learn a little cinematic history and honor a great master of light.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Ljuset håller mig sällskap (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?