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  • Summary: A group of Rwandan women embark on a journey to heal the wounds of the past and create their own unique path to a future of peace and possibility.
  • Director: Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman
  • Genre(s): Drama, History, Music, Documentary
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Runtime: 89 min
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Nov 27, 2013
    90
    The most memorable thing about Sweet Dreams is that it allows us to experience the resilience, the capacity for happiness these women retain in spite of all they've been through. There's a lesson there for all of us.
  2. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Oct 31, 2013
    90
    The sibling directors Lisa and Rob Fruchtman have made a nuanced and deftly edited film about a complex issue.
  3. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Oct 31, 2013
    90
    It's utterly rousing watching the women master their instruments and then push past the birth pains of their new business enterprise, and it's completely wrenching as their individual backstories unfold.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 31, 2013
    80
    Sweet Dreams delivers a rare uplifting story from a country that has seen more than its share of brutality and heartache.
  5. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Dec 5, 2013
    75
    The veteran filmmakers, siblings Lisa and Rob Fruchtman, accentuate the positive, while acknowledging the obstacles. They also realize Rwanda's trauma can't be denied - a handful of women recount harrowing stories of their experiences during the genocide and its aftermath. Some have parents or husbands still in prison for war crimes.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Nov 7, 2013
    70
    Sweet Dreams finds and sustains a delicate balance, seizing on small moments of hope in a place where the horrors of 1994 are in many ways still an open wound.
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