The road movie is a pure American genre, the long journey from East to West is part of the US History. In general, they are all very good films, from stupid but laughable teen movies to masterpieces like this one. But ...展开The Dream Catcher gives us more than this : it is a very good film indeed, moving and beautiful, but the superior point is at a formal level.
It's a fact that most of the American movies look alike formally (even the most independent of them), I'm not saying that Spiderman and Happiness are the same movie but you can tell they are American just by looking at them a few seconds. Then, the way The Dream Catcher was filmed is totally original, who could tell if it's a German or an American movie ?
The story is American, the movie isn't.
An outsider. A rarity.
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival
Won Prize of the City of Setúbal
Locarno International Film Festival
Won Don Quixote Award - Special Mention Young Cinema
Youth Jury Award Second Prize: New Cinema
Nominated Golden Leopard
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
Won Audience Award Best Director
Paris Film Festival
Won Press Award
Thessaloniki Film Festival
Won Special Mention
Woodstock Film Festival
Won Jury Prize Best Feature Film