Sweet Dreams

  • Ena Sendijarević
  • Nizozemska, Švedska, Indonezija, Francuska
  • 2023
  • 98'
  • Sweet Dreams

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Indonesia, the end of colonial era. Dutch sugar plantation owner Jan and his wife Agathe are at the top of the food chain. When Jan dies suddenly, Agatha’s privileged status is threatened so she forces her estranged son Cornelis and his wife to return from Europe and take over the family business. Cornelis quickly reveals his progressive plans for the future, but when Jan’s will announces that his mistress Siti will come to run the estate, enlightened values ​​will be the first to go. This lavish and merciless surrealist satire about the decline of European colonialism is director Ena Sendijarević’s second feature (Take Me Somewhere Nice – ZFF 2019), and it was awarded for best acting performance (Renée Soutendijk) at Locarno.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Ena Sendijarević

Director of Bosnian origin based in Amsterdam. She has directed several award-winning short films, including Fernweh (2014) and Import (2016), both of which screened at ZFF. Her films have been shown at festivals in Toronto, Rotterdam, Palm Springs, and Cannes (Directors’ Fortnight). Her feature-lenght debut Take Me Somewhere Nice(ZFF 2019) is an absurdist road movie that critics have likened to the films of Jim Jarmusch, and was awarded the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film and a Special Jury Mention at IFF Rotterdam.

Sweet Dreams

Ena Sendijarević
Ena Sendijarević
Renée Soutendijk, Hayati Azis, Lisa Zweerman, Florian Myer, Muhammad Khan, Hans Dagelet, Rio den Haas, Peter Faber, Verdi Solaiman
Emo Weemhoff
Lot Rosmark
Erik Glijnis, Leontine Petit, Erik Hemmendorff, Kristina Börjeson, Mandy Marihimi, Martien Vlietman
Lemming Film, Platform Produktion, VPRO, Film i Väst, Tala Media
Festivals & Awards
Locarno Film festival – Pardo for Best Performance (Renée Soutendijk); Toronto Int’l Film Festival; Sarajevo Film Festival

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