Set in 1990s Turin, Valerio Mastandrea (Perfect Strangers) stars as an accomplished journalist whose sudden panic attacks leads him to confront devastating events from years earlier, when an idyllic childhood was shattered by the death of his mother.
Forced to relive his traumatic past, he is helped along by a compassionate doctor (played by the Academy Award-nominated Bérénice Bejo,The Artist), who is dedicated to helping her latest patient open up and face his childhood wounds.
A highlight at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, where it screened in the Director’s Fortnight section, Sweet Dreams is an intimate drama about the importance of embracing the past to make sense of the present.
Drama | Romance | World
Dir. Marco Bellocchio, Italy/France, 2016, 134 mins, subtitles
Cast: Berenice Bejo, Valerio Mastandrea, Fabrizio Gifuni