Land of Dreams
Simin is an Iranian immigrant who works for the United States Census Bureau which has begun a program to record citizens’ dreams. Simin’s personal obsession is to try to capture her interviewees’ dreams by photographing and later secretly impersonating them in Farsi, then publishing them on social media.
Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière, Shoja Azari
Editing: Mike Selemon
Cast: Sheila Vand, Matt Dilllon, William Moseley and Isabella Rossellini
Producer: Amir Hamz, Sol Tryon, Christian Springer
Production: Bon Voyage Films GmbH, Palodeon Pictures LLC & Land of Dreams LLC
Born in Qazvin, Iran in 1957. An Iranian artist and filmmaker living in New York. She won the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival (2009), for her first feature “Women Without Men.” Her second film “Looking for Oum Kulthum” (2017), was based on the life of the legendary Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum.
Born in Shiraz, Iran in 1957. A visual artist and filmmaker living in New York. Azari has been a long-time collaborator with visual artist Shirin Neshat. They co-directed “Women Without Men” (2009), which won the Silver Lion Award at the 66th Venice Film Festival.
Fiction, 2021, Color, 113 min
Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari