Dreams (1955 film)

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Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Produced by Rune Waldekranz
Written by Ingmar Bergman
Starring Eva Dahlbeck
Harriet Andersson
Gunnar Björnstrand
Cinematography Hilding Bladh
Edited by Carl-Olov Skeppstedt
Release dates
  • 22 August 1955 (1955-08-22)
Running time
87 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Dreams (Swedish: Kvinnodröm) is a 1955 Swedish drama film directed by Ingmar Bergman.


Susanne is the owner of a model agency in Stockholm. Doris, her most popular model, has an argument with her fiancé, Palle, just before she goes with Susanne to Gothenburg to be photographed in a new collection.

In Gothenburg Doris meets an aging Consul, who sees in her a striking resemblance to his wife, now in a mental hospital. The Consul gratifies Doris’s desires for fine clothes and jewelry, and the two spend a strenuously exciting day together, until his daughter arrives and ruthlessly exposes her father’s egotism.

Susanne has meanwhile telephoned her ex-lover Henrik and arranged a rendezvous with him. Henrik reluctantly visits her. They make love and are planning to resume their relationship when his wife arrives.

She proves conclusively that Henrik is a weakling. Disillusioned, Susanne returns with Doris to Stockholm, where Doris’s fiancé waits.



Dreams is one of the only Ingmar Bergman films to have received lukewarm reviews as opposed to a positive reception. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports 40% approval among five critics.[1]


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