Dream Scenario (MA 15+)

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Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor (Nicolas Cage).

See Nicolas Cage is at his very best in Dream Scenario - Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor.

Paul Matthews is a listless family man and tenured professor with an affinity for evolutionary biology and anxiety regarding his own anonymity. One day, he discovers he has begun to appear in other people's dreams at an exponential rate. As in life, his presence in these dreams is banal and non-intrusive - he's simply there, staring indifferently at the fantasies and nightmares of strangers. Nonetheless, he becomes an overnight celebrity, and is soon showered with the attention he has long been denied. But when Paul encounters a dreamer whose visions of him differ substantially from the norm, he finds himself grappling with the Faustian bargain of fame as his dream-selves start inexplicably becoming violent within their respective subconsciousnesses.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Dylan Gelula, Michael Cera, Dylan Baker, Kate Berlant, Lily Gao, Tim Meadows

Director: Kristoffer Borgli

★★★★★ "Dream Scenario is a darkly comedic delight, immensely enjoyable and oddly satisfying - a Cage career highlight," HEYUGUYS

★★★★ "It’s a savagely funny showcase for Cage at his very best." OBSERVER UK

★★★★ "a smart film about the uncanny experience of fame, its self-consciousness and self-alienation...very enjoyable" GUARDIAN

★★★★ "Silly, strange, and very funny...Cage is brilliant as Professor Paul Matthews, a middle-aged mediocre man" EMPIRE MAGAZINE

★★★★ "Cage's career has taken many twists and turns. But his latest performance, playing a neurotic professor who starts popping up in people's dreams, is one of his best yet" BBC.COM

★★★★ "[a] smart black comedy" GUARDIAN

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  • 2D screenings:
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