Dreams (1955 film)

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

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Directed byIngmar Bergman
Written byIngmar Bergman
Produced byRune Waldekranz
StarringEva Dahlbeck
Harriet Andersson
Gunnar Björnstrand
CinematographyHilding Bladh
Edited byCarl-Olov Skeppstedt
Release date
  • 22 August 1955 (1955-08-22)
Running time
87 minutes


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 few Ingmar Bergman films to have received lukewarm reviews (as opposed to a positive reception). The film ranked 6th on Cahiers du Cinéma's Top 10 Films of the Year List in 1958.[1] Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports 40% approval among five critics.[2]


  1. ^ Johnson, Eric C. "Cahiers du Cinema: Top Ten Lists 1951-2009". alumnus.caltech.edu. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ "'Dreams' (1955) on RT". Rotten Tomatoes.

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