Sven Nykvist

Birthday:

12/03/1922

Place of birth:

Moheda, Kronobergs län, Sweden:

Biography:

Sven Vilhem Nykvist (3 December 1922 – 20 September 2006) was a Swedish cinematographer. He worked on over 120 films, but is known especially for his work with director Ingmar Bergman. He won Academy Awards for his work on two Bergman films, Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) in 1973 and Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) in 1983, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for The Unbearable Lightness of Being. His work is generally noted for its naturalism and simplicity. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest cinematographers of all time. In 2003, Nykvist was judged one of history's ten most influential cinematographers in a survey conducted by the International Cinematographers Guild.


Production Credits

Ljuset håller mig sällskap (2000)
Director of Photography
Celebrity (1998)
Director of Photography
Something to Talk About (1995)
Director of Photography
Lumière et compagnie (1995)
Director of Photography
Mixed Nuts (1994)
Director of Photography
Only You (1994)
Director of Photography
With Honors (1994)
Director of Photography
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Director of Photography
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Director of Photography
Chaplin (1992)
Director of Photography
Oxen (1991)
Director
Oxen (1991)
Writer
Oxen (1991)
Cinematography
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Director of Photography
New York Stories (1989)
Director of Photography
Another Woman (1988)
Director of Photography
Ved Vejen (1988)
Director of Photography
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Director of Photography
Offret (1986)
Director of Photography
Dream Lover (1986)
Director of Photography
Agnes of God (1985)
Director of Photography
Efter repetitionen (1984)
Director of Photography
Un amour de Swann (1984)
Director of Photography
Star 80 (1983)
Director of Photography
Fanny och Alexander (1982)
Director of Photography
Cannery Row (1982)
Cinematography
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Director of Photography
Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (1980)
Director of Photography
Willie and Phil (1980)
Cinematography
Marmeladupproret (1980)
Producer
Marmeladupproret (1980)
Cinematography
Starting Over (1979)
Cinematography
Hurricane (1979)
Director of Photography
King of the Gypsies (1978)
Director of Photography
Höstsonaten (1978)
Director of Photography
Pretty Baby (1978)
Director of Photography
En Och En (1978)
Director
En Och En (1978)
Cinematography
The Serpent's Egg (1977)
Cinematography
Le locataire (1976)
Director of Photography
Ansikte mot ansikte (1976)
Director of Photography
Trollflöjten (1975)
Cinematography
Black Moon (1975)
Director of Photography
Monismanien 1995 (1975)
Cinematography
Georginas Gründe (1975)
Cinematography
Ransom (1974)
Director of Photography
Scener ur ett äktenskap (1974)
Director of Photography
Viskningar och rop (1972)
Director of Photography
Strohfeuer (1972)
Director of Photography
Siddhartha (1972)
Director of Photography
Lockfågeln (1971)
Cinematography
Beröringen (1971)
Director of Photography
The Last Run (1971)
Director of Photography
Karpfs Karriere (1971)
Cinematography
Fårödokument (1970)
Cinematography
En passion (1969)
Director of Photography
Riten (1969)
Director of Photography
An-Magritt (1969)
Director of Photography
Skammen (1968)
Director of Photography
Vargtimmen (1968)
Director of Photography
Bränt barn (1967)
Cinematography
Roseanna (1967)
Director of Photography
Persona (1966)
Director of Photography
Älskande par (1964)
Director of Photography
Att älska (1964)
Cinematography
Klänningen (1964)
Director of Photography
För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor (1964)
Director of Photography
Prins hatt under jorden (1963)
Cinematography
Tystnaden (1963)
Director of Photography
Nattvardsgästerna (1963)
Director of Photography
Schneewittchen und die sieben Gaukler (1962)
Director of Photography
Lita på mej, älskling! (1961)
Director of Photography
Såsom i en spegel (1961)
Director of Photography
Domaren (1960)
Director of Photography
Jungfrukällan (1960)
Director of Photography
Får jag låna din fru? (1959)
Director of Photography
Der Engel, der seine Harfe versetzte (1959)
Director of Photography
Laila (1958)
Cinematography
Damen i svart (1958)
Director of Photography
Synnöve Solbakken (1957)
Director of Photography
Gäst i eget hus (1957)
Director of Photography
En drömmares vandring (1957)
Director of Photography
Den tappre soldaten Jönsson (1956)
Cinematography
Nattbarn (1956)
Cinematography
Gorilla (1956)
Director
Sista ringen (1955)
Director of Photography
Älskling på vågen (1955)
Director of Photography
Karin Månsdotter (1954)
Director of Photography
Storm över Tjurö (1954)
Director of Photography
Gycklarnas afton (1953)
Director of Photography
Barabbas (1953)
Director of Photography
När syrenerna blomma (1952)
Director of Photography
Lång-Lasse i Delsbo (1949)
Director of Photography
Sjösalavår (1949)
Cinematography
Maj på Malö (1947)
Director of Photography
Saltstänk och krutgubbar (1946)
Director of Photography
13 stolar (1945)
Cinematography
I mörkaste Småland (1943)
Director of Photography
General von Döbeln (1942)
Camera Technician