Sweet Dreams (2016 film)

Sweet Dreams (Italian: Fai bei sogni) is a 2016 Italian film directed by Marco Bellocchio. It is based on the novel Sweet Dreams, Little One by Massimo Gramellini. It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]

Sweet Dreams
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Directed byMarco Bellocchio
Screenplay byMarco Bellocchio
Valia Santella
Edoardo Albinati
Based onSweet Dreams, Little One by Massimo Gramellini
Produced byBeppe Caschetto
StarringBérénice Bejo
Valerio Mastandrea
CinematographyDaniele Ciprì
Edited byFrancesca Calvelli
Music byCarlo Crivelli
Release date
  • 12 May 2016 (2016-05-12) (Cannes)
Running time
131 minutes
Budget€ 5 million



The screenplay is based on Massimo Gramellini's 2012 novel Sweet Dreams, Little One. The film was produced by IBC Movie, Kavac Film, Rai Cinema and Advitam. It received 800,000 euro in support from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.[3] The full budget was five million euro.[4]

The film was shot in Turin. Filming began on 4 May 2015 and lasted eight weeks.[4]

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  1. ^ "Fortnight 2016: The 48th Directors' Fortnight Selection". Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  2. ^ Nancy Tartaglione (19 April 2016). "Cannes: Directors' Fortnight 2016 Lineup – Laura Poitras' 'Risk', Pablo Larrain's 'Neruda', Paul Schrader's 'Dog Eat Dog'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  3. ^ Scarpa, Vittoria (2015-01-07). "Mibact contributions for Bellocchio, Sollima, Tognazzi and Rosi". Cineuropa. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  4. ^ a b Staff writer (2015-05-04). "Fai bei sogni, domani a Torino il primo ciak del best seller di Massimo Gramellini". Torino Today (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-04-02.

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