The film guide to Stockholm

"Film has dreams, film has music. No form of art transcends ordinary consciousness the way film does, delving straight into our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.”

Ingmar Bergman

Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982) was born in Stockholm and is considered one of the greatest movie stars of all time. She received no less than three Oscars, two for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress, which is still a feat for actors today. She was immortalized as Ilsa Lund opposite Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca”, and Alicia Huberman opposite Cary Grant in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller “Notorious”. 

Ingrid’s cinematic dreams were born at a photography shop at Strandvägen 3 in fashionable Östermalm. Her father ran the shop, and she actually made her movie debut at eight years old in one of his amateur films. She grew up an only child and described herself as lonely and shy, which were among her reasons for pursuing acting. At 13, she had lost both parents and moved in with relatives in the Stockholm area. After studying at the Royal Dramatic Theatre’s Acting School, she made her Swedish movie debut in 1935 in the Swedish comedy “Munkbrogreven” which was filmed in Gamla Stan, among other places. And the rest, as they say, is history. 

100 years!

The 100-year anniversary of Ingrid Bergman’s birth was celebrated in 2015 with the international premiere of Stig Björkman’s documentary “In Her Own Words”.

In the movie, Ingrid Bergman’s voice is acted by Alicia Vikander and the Stockholm-based musician Eva Dahlgren has also contributed as cinematographer.

Stieg Larsson and Millennium

Ingmar Bergman

Greta Garbo

Five hidden gems

Stockholm International Film Festival

Ingrid Bergman

Film meets music

Summer Cinema