World soundtrack awards
Fai bei sogni
Archived: Fai bei sogni - Sweet Dreams (2016)

director: Marco Bellocchio

composer: Carlo Crivelli
With: Bérénice Bejo, Emmanuelle Devos, Valerio Mastandrea, a.o.

duration: 134 minutes
Drama, Litarature

Official Selection - In Competition

"With the innocuously titled 'Sweet Dreams', Italian director Marco Bellocchio stages a gentle, eminently watchable return to some of the key themes that have haunted his 50 years of filmmaking, particularly the scarring left by a dysfunctional family and maternal love gone awry. The story of a 9-year-old boy who loses his beloved mother is a much simpler, more direct film than the thematically rich 'My Mother's Smile' (2002), and has none of the churning family anger of 'Fists in His Pocket' (1965). But based on journalist Massimo Gramellini's best-selling autobiographical novel, it has an emotional unity and urgency that holds the attention." (The Hollywood Reporter)

See also Sangue del mio sangue by Marco Bellocchio.


director: Marco Bellocchio
composer: Carlo Crivelli
producer: Beppe Caschetto
screenplay: Valia Santella, Edoardo Albinati, Marco Bellocchio, based on the novel by Massimo Gramellini
Editor: Francesca Calvelli
Cinematography: Daniele Ciprì

production company: IBC Movie

More info

dialogue: Italian
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
country: Italy - France
year: 2016


MARCO BELLOCCHIO (1939): La colpa e la pena (1961, short), Ginepro fatto uomo (1962), Fists in the Pocket (1965), China Is Near (1967), Viva il primo maggio rosso e proletario (1969, short), Love and Anger (1969), Il popolo calabrese ha rialzato la testa (1969), In the Name of the Father (1971), Slap the Monster on Page One (1972), Victory March (1976), Il gabbiano (1977), Vacation in Val Trebbia (1980), A Leap in the Dark (1980),… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Marco Bellocchio

2019:Il traditore
2017:Per una rosa
2016:Sangue del mio sangue
2014:Bella Addormentata


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