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Sweet Dreams - Expat Cinema

When a Dutch sugar manufacturer dies on an Indonesian island, his son comes over from the Netherlands to take over the business. However, things turn out differently than expected.
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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Dutch entry for the Oscars

Sweet Dreams

Dutch East Indies, circa 1900: On a remote Indonesian island, during the final days of the colonial era, Dutch sugar manufacturer Jan suddenly drops dead in front of his wife Agathe. Their estranged son and his heavily pregnant wife arrive from the Netherlands to take over the family business. To everyone's dismay, Jan's mistress turns out to play a key role in his will. Amid an uprising of Indonesian workers, a cat-and-mouse game begins from which no one will emerge in one piece.

Sweet Dreams is director Ena Sendijarevic's second film, in which she combines relentless satire with an exuberant aesthetic in a story about the downfall of European colonialism. Actress Renée Soutendijk was awarded the Golden Leopard for Best Actor at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival for her role of Agathe. In addition, the film was also nominated in the Best Film category.

Expat Cinema Meet-up: September 27

At Rialto VU we regularly organise expat meet-ups in which we watch recent foreign language films with English subtitles, and get together for drinks and networking afterwards.

On Wednesday the 27th of September, at 7:00PM, we will watch Sweet Dreams, after which we'll get together for talks & drinks. Click here for tickets for this particular screening.

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This event is organised in collaboration with AIC (Amsterdam International Community).