Rhythm of a city

Sweden, 1946

Film
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The first of the pioneer wildlife documentarist’s films to gain wide recognition, this film poem is built on incident and observation evoking without commentary, the rhythm of life in a city (Stockholm) ‘where the fittest survive’.
Won an American Academy Award in 1949.

Credits

director

Arne Sucksdorff

production company

Svensk Filmindustri

Language

No spoken word

Duration

00:20:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27910

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Stockholm (Sweden)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Sweden - Description and travel

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Sweden

Experimental

Places → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Places → Stockholm (Sweden)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Sweden

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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