CITY OF MY DREAMS


Title   Cast   Director   Year Shown  Other Info    Country  Notes 


Mina droemmars stad

Sweden , 120 min

Shown in 1978

CREDITS

dir
Ingvar Skogsberg
scr
Ingvar Skogsberg
cam
John Olsson
cast
Eddie Axberg, Britt-Louise Tillbom, Mona Seilitz

OTHER

prod co
Svensk Filmindustri
source
Svensk Filmindustri
City of My Dreams

This epic drama, produced by the company that made Jan Troell’s The Emigrants and The New Land, marks the directorial debut of Ingvar Skogsberg, an artist of startling originality. A sweeping tale of pre-Socialist Sweden, City of My Dreams tells of the life and suffering of the common man while showing us the privileged classes through lace-curtained windows and closing doors. Young Eddie Axberg (the son in the Troell films) stars as a youth who goes to Stockholm in the 1860s, falls in love, and struggles to take care of his family. Never maudlin in its depiction of hardship, City of My Dreams, features spectacular cinematography by John Olsson, and was described by Variety as one of the “all-time masterworks of Swedish filmmaking.”