Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #60. Marco Bellocchio’s Sweet Dreams

Marco Bellocchio’s Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Writer: Massimo Gramellini

Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio shows no signs of slowing down in his sixth decade of filmmaking. Hot off his Venice 2015 premiere of his intriguing historical drama/social comedy Blood of My Blood, Bellocchio set to work on filming Sweet Dreams, an adaptation of a novel by Massimo Gramellini about a secret kept sealed in an envelope for forty years, and a woman assisting a man who suffers from unresolved issues over the death of his mother when he was a young boy. French actress Bérénice Bejo joins a cast of notable Italian actors, including Valerio Mastandrea as the tortured protagonist.

Cast: Bérénice Bejo, Valerio Mastandrea, Fabrizio Gifuni, Barbara Ronchi

Production Co./Producers: IBC Movie’s Beppe Caschetto, Kavac, Rai Cinema

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic) Match Factory (international).

Release Date: Though he premiered Vincere at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Bellocchio has bowed his three features since then (Sorelle Mai; Dormant Beauty; Blood of My Blood) in Venice, so we’re going to assume he will continue the trend.

Nicholas Bell is a Los Angeles based film critic/journalist for, covering film festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, TIFF, AFI, as well as weekly film reviews. Nicholas is also a regular contributor to men's fashion periodical, MM Magazine. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (All About My Mother), Coen Bros. (No Country For Old Men), Dardenne Bros. (The Kid With a Bike), Haneke (The Piano Teacher), Hsiao-Hsien (Flight of the Red Balloon), Kar-wai (In The Mood For Love), Kiarostami (Close-Up), Lynch (Blue Velvet), Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Dogville), Zulawski (Possession), Carax (Mauvais Sang)

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