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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Fais de beaux rêves (Fai Bei Sogni)

Fortnight 2016, Feature film, 2h11

Synopsis

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…

Director

Marco Bellocchio

From teenage rebellion to religious institutions to political subversion, the films of Italian director Marco Bellocchio have explored the social and political contradictions of his country. His prolific 50-year career has been closely intertwined with the complexities and discrepancies of Italian history.

Barbara Ronchi
Bérénice Bejo
Dario Dal Pero
Guido Caprino
Nicolò Cabras
Valerio Mastandrea

Screenplay
Valia Santella, Edoardo Albinati, Marco Bellocchio

Image
Daniele Ciprì

Sound
Gaetano Carito

Editing
Francesca Calvelli

Music
Carlo Crivelli

Set decoration
Marco Dentici

Production
IBC Movie (Italie)
T : +39 051 339 7711
a.michelagnoli@itc2000.it
www.itc2000.it

Kavac Film (Italie)
T : +39 347 612 6442
kavacfilm@gmail.com

Rai Cinema
T : +39 06 331 79517
paola.malanga@raicinema.it

Coproduction
Ad Vitam Production (France)
Ventes à l’étranger / foreign sales
The Match Factory
Balthasarstrasse 79-81
50670 Köln – Allemagne
T : +49 221 539 70 90
info@matchfactory.de
www.the-match-factory.com

Distribution
Ad Vitam
71 rue de la Fontaine au Roy
75011 Paris – France
T : +33 1 55 28 97 00
contact@advitamdistribution.com
www.advitamdistribution.com

Presse / publicist
France
Le Public Système Cinéma
Alexis Delage Toriel
T : +33 1 41 34 22 03
adelagetoriel@publicsystemecinema.fr
Agnès Leroy
aleroy@lepublicsystemecinema.fr
T : + 1 41 34 21 09

Internationale
Richard Lormand
T : +33 9 70 44 98 65
intlpress@aol.com
www.FilmPressPlus.com

Title in Original Version : Sweet Dreams (Fais de beaux rêves)

Awards

Prix de la meilleure réalisation au Festival du film de Muret 2016

Press release

EXTRAITS

“Marco Bellocchio explore la tragédie de l’intime avec brio” – Télérama
“Le tragique va si bien à Marco Bellocchio” – Le Figaro
“Le récit décousu mais poignant d’un (grand) enfant” – Metronews
“Un vortex d’émotions” – Grazia Daily Cannes
“The most emotionally direct of all Bellocchio’s films” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Bellocchio’s most successful film” – Variety
“Dieci minuti d’applausi” – La Stampa
“Applausi e grande emozione in sala” – GQ Italia
“Intime et universel” – Culturebox
Bérénice Bejo sur France Info
“un mélange de douceur et de profondeur” – La Libre Belgique
“un film émouvant” – lapresse.ca
“Marco Bellocchio revient en force” – Le Temps
“il est parfois délicieux de se laisser emporter par le mélo” – Libération