Land of Dreams

by Shirin NeshatShoja Azari

An America in the near future that has closed its borders and has become more insular than ever. From the last script by the late Jean-Claude Carrière and with music by Michael Brook (Into the Wild, An Inconvenient Truth).

Simin, an Iranian American woman, is on a journey to discover the core of what it means to be a free American. She works for the most important government agency of her time, the Census Bureau. In efforts to understand and control its populous, the government has begun a program to record the citizens' dreams. Simin, one of the Census Bureau's lead dream catchers, is unaware of this devious plot. She herself, being among the last immigrants allowed into the country, is torn between her appreciation for America's acceptance, compassion for those whose dreams she is recording and a truth she must find within. Playful and poignant, Land of Dreams acknowledges the greatness of the American experiment while offering a warning beacon for what could come.

Genre / Language
Drama / English, Persian
Original title
Land of Dreams
directed by
Shirin Neshat (WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM)Shoja Azari
director of photography
Ghasem Ebrahimian
screenplay by
Jean-Claude Carrière (THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING, BELLE DE JOUR)
produced by
Bon Voyage Films, Land of Dreams LLC
Cast
  • Sheila Vand (A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT)
  • Matt Dillon (CRASH, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY)
  • Isabella Rossellini (BLUE VELVET, ENEMY)
  • Anna Gunn (BREAKING BAD)
  • William Moseley (NARNIA CHRONICLES)
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