I am a die hard fan of Ingmar Bergman's Films. I have just read a review on The Virgin Spring, quite charming and was simply pleased and delighted to read it.
I have a question on a particular scene in the movie, quoting from the review:
The whole household then marches off sorrowfully to retrieve the body of Karin. The father calls out to God in lamentation, declaring that he cannot understand how God can allow such things to happen, but pledging to build a church on this spot to atone for his role in the tragic events. The grieving mother lifts her daughter's corpse, and spring water bubbles out from the ground where it lay, as all look on in wonder.
What is the significance of water flow and Karin's dead body or death? In a short I want to know the philosophical significance (if there is any) why Bergman shows water flowing when her mother lifted the dead body.