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Sweet Dreams

2023 / 102' Dir. Ena Sendijarevic Sc. Ena Sendijarevic Sales. Heretic

Sweet Dreams

Ena Sendijarevic

1900. Amidst another sugar crisis, Jan - patriarch and head of a sugar factory - dies, leaving his two women to their own devices: Agathe, his wife, and housemaid Siti, the mother to his bastard son who truns out to be the only heir

On a remote Indonesian island, during the waning days of the colonial era, Dutch sugar plantation owner Jan and his wife, Agathe are at the top of the food chain. That is, until Jan upon returning from his nightly visit to his native concubine Siti, suddenly drops dead in front of his wife. Desperate to keep the privileges of her status quo, Agathe forces her estranged son Cornelis and his heavily pregnant wife Josefien, to travel from Europe and take over the family business. In the midst of a worker’s uprising, Cornelis displays his plans for progressive change. But when Jan’s will puts Siti at the forefront of the family estate, ideals prove to be idle and blood thicker than water. Unforgiving satire meets lavish aesthetics in a game of cat and mouse in Ena Sendijarević’s audacious tale of the tragic and delicious demise of European Colonialism.

Main Category: Feature Film
Expected Completion: Summer 2023
Original Film Title: Sweet Dreams
English Film Title: Sweet Dreams
Production Year: 2023
Running Time: 102
Original Language: Dutch · Malay
Colour / B&W: colour
Genre: Drama · Feature Film
Director: Ena Sendijarevic
Debut Status: 2nd Feature
Filmography Director: a.o. TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE (2019, feature) Festivals & Awards: a.o. Special Tiger Jury Award for Exceptional Artistic Achievement IFF Rotterdam, Best Feature Film Sarajevo IFF, SPACE GIRLS (2016, short), IMPORT (2016, short) Festivals: a.o. Cannes Quinzaine, FERNWEH (2014, short), REIZIGERS IN DE NACHT (2013, short) Award: Best Dutch short Go Short FF.
Screenwriter: Ena Sendijarevic
Camera: Emo Weemhoff
Cast: Florian Myjer · Hans Dagelet · Hayati Azis · Lisa Zweerman · Renée Soutendijk · Rio den Haas
Main Production Company: Lemming Film
Main Production - Person(s): Erik Glijnis · Leontine Petit
Main Production Company Phone: +31 20 661 0424
Main Production Company E-mail: info@lemmingfilm.com
Main Production Company Website: www.lemmingfilm.com
Co-production company: Plattform Produktion (SE) · Tala Media
Sales Agent: Heretic
Sales Agent E-mail: info@heretic.gr
Sales Agent website: https://heretic.gr/sales