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.