By Kentucker AUDLEY, Albert BIRNEY

ALIEF - as SALES All rights, World except USA, CAN, BENELUX / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World

Fantasy - Completed 2021

A dream auditor gets caught up in the dreams of an aging eccentric.

& Awards

Sundance 2021
San Francisco 2021
Seattle 2021
Fantasia FF 2021
Sarasota 2021
Best Film
Champs-élysées Film Festival 2021
Prix du Public du Meilleur Long Métrage Américain Indépendant
Sitges FF 2021
Noves Visions
Sci-Fi London 2021
    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Science-fiction, Romance
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kentucker AUDLEY, Albert BIRNEY
    • Synopsis
    • In the not-too-distant future, an all-seeing surveillance state conducts “dream audits” to collect taxes on the unconscious lives of the populace. Mild-mannered government agent James Preble (Kentucker Audley) travels to a remote farmhouse to audit the dreams of Arabella “Bella” Isadora (Penny Fuller), an eccentric, aging artist. Entering Bella’s vast VHS archive, which contains a lifetime of dreams, Preble stumbles upon a secret that offers him a chance at love—and hope for escape. Kentucker Audley and Albert Birney’s playfully surreal romantic fantasy envisions a world not so different from our own: a glitchy digital dystopia where every human experience is monetized—where even our unconscious minds have been colonized by advertising. With its wildly expressive color schemes and inventive dreamscapes, Strawberry Mansion also conjures an optimistic future through a retreat to our analog past. Audley and Fuller are disarmingly funny as the intergenerational (and interdimensional) lovers, while Grace Glowicki is affecting as the young Bella of Preble’s dreams. Electronic musician Dan Deacon scores this strange vision with shimmering synths and hypnotic strings.