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Dream Scenario (2023)

Opens on December 1

Director: Kristoffer Borgli Run Time: 100 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Dylan Baker, Julianne Nicholson, Kate Berlant, Michael Cera, Nicolas Cage

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Toronto Film Festival
Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor (Nicolas Cage)

An anonymous family man, Paul Matthews, dreams of a world where he’s more well-known — and, after suddenly appearing in the dreams of millions of strangers, he’s thrust into overnight stardom. But where his appearances begin as completely benign cameo roles, soon the dream Pauls begin turning on the dreamers, and Paul himself has to navigate the Faustian bargain of his newfound fame.

“a transfixing, wickedly funny cringe comedy about the dangers of celebrity that manages to walk the line between goofy satire and secretly horrific indie drama.”

—Hoai-Tran Bui, Inverse

About the filmmaker:

Kristoffer Borgli is a Norwegian screenwriter and director currently working in the United States. Among other projects, his short film Whateverest (2012) was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 AFI Fest, his short film Former Cult Member Hears Music For The First Time (2020) was part of the official selection at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and his feature film Sick of Myself (2022) premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. His first English language feature film, Dream Scenario (2023) premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

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