Drama, Comedy / Italy, France / International Premiere




The Stuff of Dreams recounts the vicissitudes of a modest theatrical troupe castaway off the coast of a remote Mediterranean island together with dangerous members of the Camorra. From this premise develops a comedy full of plot twists, inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Eduardo De Filippo’s Neapolitan translation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, all set amongst the pristine scenery of the island of Asinara.

The core of the story is the universal theatre: through a sequence of events involving the theatre company, suddenly growing in number with the “illegal” entrance of the ferocious Camorra mobsters, its most profound narrative comes to light, drawing upon the universal themes of love, crime, revenge, redemption and forgiveness.

 Co-presented by
ICFF 300

Director: Gianfranco Cabiddu
Cast: Sergio Rubini, Ennio Fantastichini, Gaia Bellugi, Teresa Saponangelo, Renato Carpentieri, Luca De Filippo
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Language: English
Runtime: 101 minutes
Rating: PG

Official Trailer


 June 18, 2016  1:00PM  Flm House, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre



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Programming Partners & Sponsors

FIFBInternational Shorts
HKETO, Hong Kong Economic and Trade OfficeHong Kong Programme
olgCanadian  Programme
imaginenativeThe Embargo Project
ICFFSpotlight Italy



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