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Bergman's 'Virgin Spring' to Screen April 3-6 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: March 26, 2008

poster for The Virgin SpringEAU CLAIRE — Ingmar Bergman's "The Virgin Spring" (Sweden 1960) will screen April 3-6 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the dark fable will be presented Thursday through Sunday at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

"The Virgin Spring" is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge and savagery in 14th-century Sweden. Starring Max von Sydow, the film is beautiful and cruel in its depiction of a world teetering between paganism and Christianity, and of one father's need to avenge the murder of a child.

"As shocking and disturbing as ever," according to Entertainment Weekly, the 89-minute film is not rated.

Admission is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff, and $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the Service Center (715-836-3727) in Davies Center's east lobby and will be sold at the door.

In Swedish subtitled in English, the film is presented by the International Film Society.

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