The Vocation

Sven Nykvist's missionary father in Africa

30 min     9     1974     Sweden


Sven Nykvist, best known as Ingmar Bergman cinematographer, made this film as a tribute to his father who was a missionary in Kongo in the early 20th century. The story of his father Gustav Natanael Nykvist is told through his own photos, letters, and films. Director & cinematographer: Sven Nykvist. Narrators: Liv Ullmann & Sean Connery Produced by Ingmar Bergman (Cinematograph AB). Digitally restored in 2022.