The Stuff of Dreams Solarmovie

The Stuff of Dreams (2016)


Art and nature are the touchstones of this gloriously theatrical, gorgeously scenic spin on "The Tempest." A shipwreck makes for strange stage-fellows when a group of convicted Camorra criminals and a ragtag company of actors wash up together on the Mediterranean prison island where warden Don Vincenzo (Carpentieri) lives with his restless daughter Miranda. When the gangsters infiltrate the theatrical troupe, Don Vincenzo commands them to put on a performance of "The Tempest" in order to separate the thugs from the thespians. Writer-director Cabiddu draws inspiration from both Shakespeare and Eduardo de Filippo, the great Neapolitan playwright whose influence is seen in the film’s enchanting mixture of the earthy and the fanciful. Veteran actor Rubini excels as the hangdog leader of the troupe, but the real star of the film is the unspoiled island of Asinara off the northwest tip of Sardinia.

The Stuff of Dreams Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 6.8/10 from 22 votes
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Status: Released
Run time: 90 min / 1:30
Production Studio : Paco Cinematografica
Production Country: Italy


Renato Carpentieri
as Don Vincenzo
Sergio Rubini
as Oreste Campese
Ennio Fantastichini
as De Caro
Jacopo Cullin
as Tenente Franci
Teresa Saponangelo
as Maria Campese
Alba Gaïa Bellugi
as Miranda
Luca De Filippo
as Capitano
Francesco Di Leva
as Andrea
Maziar Firouzi
as Ferdinando
Fiorenzo Mattu
as Antioco
Adriano Pantaleo
Ciro Petrone
as Saverio


Writing Ugo Chiti Screenplay
Writing Ugo Chiti Writer
Production Arturo Paglia Producer
Production Isabella Cocuzza Producer
Camera Vincenzo Carpineta Director of Photography
Writing Salvatore De Mola Screenplay
Writing Salvatore De Mola Writer
Writing Gianfranco Cabiddu Screenplay
Directing Gianfranco Cabiddu Director
Writing Gianfranco Cabiddu Writer