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Sven Nykvist (1922–2006)

Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and most natural look imaginable. Indeed, Mr. Nykvist ... See full bio »

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Fanny and Alexander Cinematographer
Cries & Whispers Cinematographer
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 2001 Nova (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2000 Ljuset håller mig sällskap (Documentary)
 1998 It All Came True (director of photography)
 1998 Celebrity (director of photography)
 1996 Private Confessions (TV Movie)
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary) (segment "Liv Ullmann")
 1995 Something to Talk About (director of photography)
 1994 Mixed Nuts (director of photography)
 1994 Only You (director of photography)
 1994 With Honors
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (director of photography)
 1992 Chaplin (director of photography)
 1991 The Ox
 1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors (director of photography)
 1989 New York Stories (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
 1988 Another Woman (director of photography)
 1988 Katinka
 1986 The Sacrifice
 1986 Nobody's Child (TV Movie)
 1986 Dream Lover
 1985 Agnes of God (director of photography)
 1984 After the Rehearsal (TV Movie)
 1984 Swann in Love
 1983 Fanny and Alexander (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 Star 80 (director of photography)
 1982 Cannery Row
 1980 Willie & Phil
 1979 Starting Over (director of photography)
 1979 Hurricane
 1978 Autumn Sonata
 1978 One and One
 1978 Pretty Baby
 1977 The Serpent's Egg (director of photography)
 1976 The Tenant (director of photography)
 1976 Face to Face
 1975 Black Moon (photographed by)
 1975 Nouvelles d'Henry James (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 The Magic Flute (TV Movie)
 1974/II The Terrorists (director of photography)
 1974 The Dove
 1973 Das blaue Hotel (TV Movie)
 1972 A Free Woman
 1972 Siddhartha (photographed by)
 1971 Lockfågeln
 1971 The Last Run
 1971 The Touch
 1971 Karpfs Karriere (TV Movie)
 1970 First Love
 1970 Fårö Document (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 The Rite (TV Movie)
 1969 An-Magritt
 1968 Shame
 1967 Bränt barn
 1967 Roseanna
 1966 Persona
 1965 Transit
 1964 The Dress
 1964 To Love
 1963 The Silence
 1963 Winter Light
 1962 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates: Part 2 (1962) ... (uncredited)
- Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates: Part 1 (1962) ... (uncredited)
 1961 Africa and Schweitzer (Short documentary)
 1961 Murder Party
 1960 The Judge
 1960 Lampenfieber
 1958 Damen i svart
 1956 Girl in Tails
 1956 Nattbarn
 1956 Blånande hav
 1955 Sista ringen
 1954 Salka Valka
 1953 Barabbas
 1950 Rågens rike
 1949 Sjösalavår
 1947 Maj på Malö
 1946 Där lägereldarna brinna (Documentary short)
 1946 Gay Old Time
 1945 13 stolar
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Today we make everything so complicated. The lighting, the camers, the acting. It has taken me thirty years to arrive at simplicity. See more »


Member of FSF (Swedish Society of Cinematographers). See more »


Cinematographer of many Ingmar Bergman films.

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