Virgin Spring

Jungfrukällan, feature film, drama, Sweden, 1960

DIRECTED BY: Ingmar Bergman

Virgin Spring


Two older men brutally rape and murder the fifteen-year-old Brigitta while she’s on her way to church. By coincidence they seek refuge in Brigitta’s father’s house. After finding out who the two men are, he takes his revenge but soon experiences a crisis of faith, wondering what kind of a God would allow all these murders.

In 1961, this film won an Oscar and a Golden Globe in the category of Best Foreign Film.