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Dreams By The Sea
Directed by
Sakaris Stora

Faroe Islands / 2017 / 78

North American Premiere
In Faroese with subtitles

Screening Times and Venues:
Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/11/2018, 3:30PM
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/14/2018, 1:00PM

Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Sakaris Stora
Where do you go when everyone knows who you are and your every move is whispered around town? On the remote Faroe Islands, surrounded by the North Atlantic crashing onto the rocky shores, Ester goes about her mundane life, quietly obeying her religious parents. One day the rebellious Ragna moves to town and Ester is smitten. Through the summer, the girls roam the island together, dreaming of something different, something better. Dreams by the Sea is a visually stunning and emotionally gratifying exploration of our innate desire to stray from the ordinary and discover something new. It’s easier to follow the crowd when the unknown is literally a world away. “Use your wings,” Ragna tells Ester, a metaphor for taking life into your own hands and turning an undesirable situation around to work in your favor. Dreams by the Sea is an exciting directorial debut from one of the Faroe Islands most promising young filmmakers. —Jessica Peeters
Sakaris Stórá lives in the small town of Skopun, Faroe Islands. Stórá directed the two short films Summer Night and Winter Morning.Dreams by the Sea is his first feature film. His goal has always been to give the Faroese language a voice in cinema.
Cast/Featuring: Juliett Nattestad, Helena Hedinsdóttir, Sámal Hansen, Noomi Heradóttir Kunoy, Levi R Mouritsen
Executive Producer(s): Ingun Skrivarastovu
Producer(s): Katja Adomeit, Jón Hammer, Ingun Skrivarastovu
Director(s): Sakaris Stora
Screenwriter(s): Marjun Syderbö Kjelnæs
Cinematographer(s): Virginie Surdej
Editor(s): Amalie Westerlin Tjellesen
Composer(s)/Music: Poul Kristian
Sound Designer(s): Mick Raaschou
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