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Sheila Vand, Matt Dillon Dreamland Peak Acquired by Vertical Entertainment – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment acquires North American rights to political satire dream land, directed by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari, will premiere in North America in the Spotlight section of the Tribeca Film Festival in June. The global independent distributor has scheduled the film’s daily release in 10 of the top 20 markets, including Los Angeles and New York, this fall. (Check out the new trailer revealed by the company today above.)

The action takes place in a near future America that has closed its borders and is more isolated than ever. The story follows Simin (Sheila Vand), an Iranian American who embarks on a journey to discover what it means to be a free American. Simin works for the Census Bureau, the most important government agency of its time. In an effort to understand and control its population, the government began a program to record the citizens’ dreams. Simin, one of the Census Bureau’s top dream catchers, is unaware of this insidious conspiracy. As she forges bonds with lovesick poet Mark (William Moseley) and a cynical detective (Matt Dillon) tasked with protecting her, Simin’s morals, social connection, and safety are put to unforeseen tests.

In addition to Wand (Through the snow), Mosley (Medieval) and Dillon (Capon), dream land stars Isabella Rossellini (space man), Joaquim de Almeida (Queen of the South), Christopher McDonald (American Crime Story), Anna Gann (Sally) and Guy Charles (Alice), among others. Azari and Jean-Claude CareerThe unbearable lightness of existence) wrote the screenplay based on Neshat’s story. Amir Hamz, Saul Tryon and Christian Springer produced the film, while Amir Neshat, Shirin Neshat, Fahri Yardim and Mark Amin served as executive producers.

“Shirin and Shoji’s film is a unique blend of science fiction and political satire that presents the failures and absurdities of the American Dream and the immigrant experience through a detailed and grounded depiction of an alternate reality,” said Vertical Entertainment’s senior vice president of acquisitions. , Tony Piantedosi. “For viewers interested in a memorable and iconic film, this is a must see.”

“I’m so glad to see dream land find their way to the American public, and I am grateful to Vertical Entertainment for believing in this film and for daring to challenge the conventions of storytelling,” added Neshat.

Vertical Entertainment was founded in 2012. Other upcoming releases from the company include the Eli Horowitz thriller SXSW 2022. Cow, starring Winona Ryder and John Gallagher Jr.; John Patton Ford at Sundance 2022, photo Emily the Outlaw, starring Aubrey Plaza and Theo Rossi; and drama by Christine Ver Linden “Sundance” Alice, starring Keke Palmer, Common, Guy Charles and Jonny Lee Miller. Piantedosi negotiated a deal dream land on behalf of Vertical Entertainment, with Evan Krauss of Eisner LLP, UTA Independent Film Group and Tryon of Palodeon Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.

New footage from dream land and the making of the film can be found above and below.

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Sheila Vand in Dreamland

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Matt Dillon on the set of Dreamland

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