Land of Dreams


Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Wed, Aug 24, 2022 7:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):112
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Sheila Vand
Matt Dillon
William Moseley
Isabella Rossellini
Christopher Fitzgerald
Anna Gunn
Director:Shirin Neshat
Shoja Azari
Executive Producer:Amir Neshat
Shirin Neshat
Fahri Yardim
Mark Amin
Producer(s):Amir Hamz
Sol Tryon
Christian Springer
Screenwriter:Jean-Claude Carrière
Shoja Azari
Cinematography:Ghasem Ebrahimian
Music By:Michael Brook
Rebecca Comerford
Editor:Mike Selemon


Starring Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night), Matt Dillon (Crash, Drugstore Cowboy), Isabela Rosellini (Blue Velvet), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Christopher McDonald (Thelma & Louise), and Joaquim de Almeida (Clear and Present Danger), a hilarious political satire, set in the near future, which follows an Iranian-American woman as she navigates what it means to be a “free American” while uncovering a devious government plot.

The story of LAND OF DREAMS takes place in the near future in a small town in America. Simin is an Iranian immigrant who works for the United States Census Bureau, which has begun a program to record citizens’ dreams. Unaware of the American government’s devious plot, 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. Playful and poignant, LAND OF DREAMS acknowledges in a surreal and satirical way, the greatness of the American experiment while offering a warning beacon for what could come.