Sven Nykvist Biography (1922-)

Born December 3, 1922, in Moheda, Sweden; son of Gustaf Nathanael and Gerda Emilia (maiden name, Nilson). Religion: Parents were Lutheran missionaries based in the Belgian Congo. Career: Swedish cinematographer on more than 100 feature films. Worked on 22 films with Ingmar Bergman, and workedon documentaries. Worked at Sandrew movie studio in Stockholm and Cinecitta studio in Italy. Awards, Honors: National Society of Film Critics Awards, best cinematography, 1972, and Academy Award, cinematography, 1973, Guldbagge Awards, jury specialbagge, 1973, and British Academy Awards nomination, best cinematography, 1974, all for Cries and Whispers. Cesar Awards, best cinematography, 1976, for Black Moon. British Society of Cinematographers, best cinematography award, 1983, Los Angeles Film Critics AssociationAwards, best cinematography, 1983, Academy Award, cinematography, 1984, andBritish Academy Awards, best cinematography, 1984, all for Fanny and Alexander. Cannes International Film Festival, best artistic contribution, 1986, for Offret/Sacrificatio. Academy Award nomination, best cinematography, 1989, American Society of Cinematographers nomination, outstanding achievement in cinematography in theatrical releases, 1989, Independent Spirit Awards, best cinematographer, 1989, all for The Unbearable Lightness of Being. International Photographers of the Motion Picture Industry, artistic award, 1989; American Society of Cinematographers, lifetime achievement award,1996. Addresses: Office: c/o Svenska Filminstitutet, Filmhuset Borgvagen 1-5, Box 27126, S-10252 Sotckholm 27, Sweden.; Contact: c/o Milton Forman,10390 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1709, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

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December 3, 1922
Moheda, Sweden

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