Light Keeps Me Company
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This moving, finely-wrought portrayal of legendary cinematographer Sven Nykvist was directed by his son Carl-Gustav Nykvist -- a noted filmmaker himself. Spanning from long forgotten kiddie flick in 1945 to Woody Allen's Celebrity (1997), Nykvist's career came to an abrupt end when he was diagnosed with a rare disorder that affected his speech. Though the film explores Nykvist's upbringing and turbulent private life (an ugly divorce, the suicide of one of his sons, an affair with Mia Farrow), the emotional heart of the film is his celebrated collaboration with auteur Ingmar… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"Essential viewing for film buffs -- and anyone interested in the making of quality movies."
‑ Gunnar Rehlin, Variety
"A reserved, quiet, but friendly man as this documentary, made by his son, demonstrates, Nykvist has gradually become as important as Bergman to Swedish film."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"A loving but unstinting portrait of longtime Ingmar Bergman cinematographer Sven Nyqvist."
‑ Fred Camper, Chicago Reader
"You simply celebrate the man's life, rather than exploring it or analyzing it."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"[An] affectionate portrait of Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist"
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
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