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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #60. 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.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, TIFF and AFI. His top 3 theatrical releases for 2017: Andrei Konchalovsky's Paradise, Amat Escalante's The Untamed and Terence Davies' A Quiet Passion.

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