Feature Film, 1955


Fashion photographer encounters married lover, while her top model visits a tivoli in Göteborg with an old stranger.

[...] merely the statement of a talented artisan rather than that of an original, creative artist."
A.H. Weiler in The New York Times

About the film

The storyline of Dreams is set in Göteborg, for example at the Liseberg amusement park, and spans a mere 24 hours. Dreams is a serious comedy about dreams and awakening, about people's inability to reach out to one another.

The film came about as a compensation to Anders Sandrew who had against "his better judgement" produced Sawdust and Tinsel, a film shunned by every other producer and which had fulfilled their every expectation by failing dismally at the box office. Even though Bergman naturally did his best, there's no escaping the fact that he approached the subject matter without much enthusiasm.

Dreams was the last Swedish film of the 1950s that Bergman did not produce for Svensk Filmindustri (SF). After this one, he chose to return to SF.


  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.


  • Eva Dahlbeck
  • Harriet Andersson
  • Gunnar Björnstrand
  • Ulf Palme
  • Inga Landgré
  • Benkt-Åke Benktsson
  • Sven Lindberg
  • Kerstin Hedeby-Pawlo
  • Naima Wifstrand
  • Renée Björling
  • Ludde Gentzel
  • Git Gay
  • Gunhild Kjellqvist
  • Axel Düberg
  • Marianne Nielsen
  • Jessie Flaws
  • Bengt Schött
  • Viola Sundberg
  • Tord Stål
  • Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt
  • Richard Mattsson
  • Per-Erik Åström
  • Inga Gill
  • Maud Hyttenberg
  • Curt Kärrby
  • Folke Åström
  • Asta Beckman
  • Ninni Arpe
  • Margaretha Bergström
  • Elsa Hofgren
  • Millan Lyxell
  • Inga Rosqvist
  • Greta Stave
  • Ella Welander
  • Gerd Widestedt
  • Ingmar Bergman
  • Siv Ericks
  • Gösta Prüzelius
  • Sigvard Törnqvist
  • Gertie Löweström
  • Gittan Gustafsson, Art Director
  • Bertil Wiktorsson, First Assistant Cameraman
  • Gösta Björck, Boom Operator
  • Hilding Bladh, Director of Photography
  • Lars-Owe Carlberg, Unit Manager
  • Carl-Olov Skeppstedt, Film Editor
  • Olle Jakobsson, Production Mixer
  • -, Music Composer
  • Keddy Jansson, Key Grip
  • Gunnar Jónsson, Key Grip
  • Rune Waldekranz, Line Producer
  • Hans Abramson, Assistant Director
  • Sven Björling, Property Master
  • Katinka Faragó, Script Supervisor
  • Sture Höglund, Make-up Supervisor