Land of Dreams: Jetzt auf DVD & als VoD
»It's like David Lynch had a hand in it.« Barbara
Shirin Neshat's surreal, critically acclaimed American satire "Land of Dreams" is now available in the W-FILM online store and in regular stores.
In a near future, the United States has sealed off its external borders. The Census Bureau - the main agency of the authoritarian government - is developing a comprehensive program to better understand and control its citizens: It records their dreams. Simin (Sheila Vand) also works as a logger or so-called "dream catcher". With the cynical bodyguard Alan (Matt Dillon) at her side, she drives through the Midwest and collects the sometimes bizarre dreams of the people (played by Anna Gunn, Isabella Rossellini, William Moseley, among others), which often hold bitter truths. Simin processes these encounters, as well as her own trauma as an Iranian migrant, by taking on the roles of the dreamers, acting them out in Farsi and sharing them on social media. As time progresses, she divines the perfidious intentions of the Census Bureau and learns that the line between dream and reality is often startlingly thin.