Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
First screened in May 2010 / Most recently screened in July 2014
Director: Gilbert Cates. Cast: Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney, Dori Brenner, Ron Richards, Tresa Hughes, Win Forman, Dennis Wayne, Peter Marklin, Nancy Andrews. Screenplay: Stewart Stern.

Twitter Capsule: Memorable impression, hydrochloric yet sympathetic, of an ungiving woman and, slowly, of her marriage.

VOR:   Amazing how bold and antique this feels just for foregrounding a dislikable woman, and for suggesting that a vinegar study of middle-aged characters is a sufficient pitch for a movie.

Photo © 1973 Columbia Pictures/Rastar Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Joanne Woodward
Best Supporting Actress: Sylvia Sidney

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Joanne Woodward
Best Supporting Actress: Sylvia Sidney
Best Supporting Actor: Martin Balsam

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Woodward)
National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Sidney)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Actress (Woodward)

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