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AWAKING FOR A DREAM

by Freddy Mas Franqueza

synopsis

Aline is a waitress in a club in the city Valencia. She is divorced and has a little son, Marcel. Marcel is eager for his mother's attention and tenderness, but all he ever gets from her are screams and disregard. Her lover Bruno, jazz musician, decides to take a chance in Berlin and Aline doesn't want to be left behind. She takes Marcel to her small hometown in Spain planning to leave him with her father Pascual, who thinks the situation will be temporary, but it turns out to be forever. At the age of eighteen, Marcel works at the store. Loneliness has returned to Pascual's life. All his friends and relatives have disappeared and his grandchild has already a life on his own with girlfriend. He notices that something strange is happening to him. His memory fails, but embarrassed to tell Marcel. Then Pascual gets worse. Marcel takes his grandfather to the doctor. He is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Marcel understands that his dreams fly away.

international title: Awaking for a dream
original title: El Amanecer de un sueño
country: Spain, Poland
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Freddy Mas Franqueza
film run: 90'
release date: ES 26/02/2010
screenplay: Freddy Mas Franqueza
cast: Héctor Alterio, Alberto Ferreiro, Mónica López, Sergio Padilla, Aroa Gimeno
cinematography by: Carles Guzi
film editing: José Manuel Jiménez
art director: Margalida Obrador
costumes designer: Manuel Bonillo
music: Vincent Barrière, Sebastian Krajewski
producer: Claudia Peris, Vincente Monsonis, Kama Janczyk, Freddy Mas Franqueza, Rubén Guillem
production: Terra A La Vista Productions Audiovisuais SL (PAV), Follow Me Film Production Sp. z o.o.
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