Cannes 2016 – Directors' Fortnight – Opening Film
Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss, even if the priest says she is now in Heaven. Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has become an accomplished journalist. After reporting on the war in Sarajevo, he begins to suffer from panic attacks. As he prepares to sell his parents’ apartment, Massimo is forced to relive his traumatic past. Compassionate doctor Elisa could help tormented Massimo open up and confront his childhood wounds…
SWEET DREAMS is the story of a long search for the truth and the fear of discovering it. Based on Massimo Gramellini's novel FAI BEI SOGNI… Starring Valerio Mastandrea and Berenice Bejo… From the acclaimed director of BLOOD OF MY BLOOD, DORMANT BEAUTY, VINCERE, GOOD MORNING NIGHT and MY MOTHER’S SMILE.
Dario Dal Pero