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Sweet Dreams

102 minutes | 2023 | Netherlands, Sweden, Indonesia | Narrative | 🔊 Dutch, Indonesian | English Sub. | Age Rating


When patriarch and plantation owner Jan, dies suddenly in Sumatra, his son arrives from Europe with plans for radical change. Unforgiving satire meets lavish aesthetics in a refreshing, yet horrific familial portrait of colonialism and the banality of violence.


SUN, 26 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 1 | 17:45

MON, 27 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 2 | 19:45

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Ena Sendijarević

Ena Sendijarević

Bosnian-Dutch filmmaker Ena Sendijarević drew attention with her feature debut Take Me Somewhere Nice, an idiosyncratic and absurdist European road movie that was selected for the Acid Competition at the Cannes Film Festival and won the special jury prize at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. Earlier, she attracted international attention with her short film Import, which had its world premiere in Cannes’ Quinzaine selection. SWEET DREAMS, written, directed and exec-produced by her, is her second feature.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Lemming Film

Producer Erik Glijnis, Leontine Petit

Main Cast Renée Soutendijk, Hayati Azis, Lisa Zweerman, Verdi Solaiman, Hans Dagelet

Screenplay Ena Sendijarević

Cinematographer Emo Weemhoff

Editor Lot Rossmark

Notable Achievement

Pardo for Best Performance | Locarno Film Festival 2023

Golden Calf for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Leading Role, Best Script, Best Photography | Netherlands Film Festival, 2023

Silver Hugo for New Director | Chicago International Film Festival, 2023



Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019)