Still from the film "Land of Dreams" (2021)

Land of Dreams

FRI SEP 30, 7:30 PM

Part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive two-night retrospective Looking Within, Not Without: The Films of Shirin Neshat. Register at to attend this in-theater screening.

Land of Dreams

In person: Shirin Neshat

The first English-language film by visual artist Shirin Neshat, Land of Dreams is also, in her own words, one of her most personal. In the near future, the Census Bureau collects the dreams of Americans as part of its official survey. When Simin (Sheila Vand), an Iranian immigrant with the Bureau, displays a knack for earning her subjects’ trust she’s sent on a journey across the American West and deep into the American subconscious.

(2021, dir. Shirin Neshat & Shoja Azari, DCP, color, in Persian and English with English subtitles, 113 min.)