Desperté con un sueño

I Woke Up With a Dream | Auch wenn ich nicht viel sage
“We’ll grow up, we’ll make mistakes, and learn from them, we’ll suffer, we’ll laugh out loud, we’ll age, we’ll get sick, we’ll die. In the meantime, dear Felipe Zavala, we must live.”

Felipe has a dream – he is on stage and passionately performing while his mother, grandmother and his deceased father are part of the audience and watch him enthusiastically. After waking up, reality catches up with him again. He’s part of a theatre group with his friends, at night he writes his own plays, but he keeps from his mother that he is taking acting lessons. Because in her reality there is no place for such dreams, and Mara is not fond of talk about theatre. When Felipe is invited to an audition and is confronted with family secrets and deceptions, the lines between dream and reality, truth and lies, dramas and real life become increasingly blurred.
by Pablo Solarz
with Lucas Ferro, Romina Peluffo, Mirella Pascual, Mariana Smilevitz, Ema Sena
Argentina / Uruguay 2022 Spanish 75’ Colour International premiere recommendation: 12 years and up


  • Lucas Ferro (Felipe Zavala)
  • Romina Peluffo (Mara)
  • Mirella Pascual (Sonia)
  • Mariana Smilevitz (Amparo Aguilar)
  • Ema Sena (Mica)


Director Pablo Solarz
Screenplay Pablo Solarz
Cinematography Marcelo Iaccarino
Editing Valeria Racioppi
Music Sebastián Caride
Sound Design Gaspar Scheuer
Sound Bruno Tortorella
Production Design Alejandro Castiglioni
Costumes Julieta Broglia
Make-Up Agustina Muñoz
Casting Alejandra Pallares
Assistant Director Andrea Pollio
Production Manager Hernán Olivera
Producers Agustina Chiarino, Agustín Bossi, Pol Bossi, Pablo E. Bossi, Fernando Epstein, Roxana Ramos, José Ibáñez, Pablo Solarz
Executive Producer Agustina Chiarino

Produced by

Pampa Films

Aramos Cine

Pablo Solarz

The Argentinian screenwriter, director, actor and teacher first studied at the Escuela de Teatro de Buenos Aires de Raúl Serrano (ETBA) before taking up a film degree at Columbia College in Chicago. He then returned to his home country and, for the last 20 years, has coordinated screenwriting workshops and worked as a screenwriter himself. In 2009, he made Juntos para siempre, his debut feature film as a director.


2009 Juntos para siempre (Together Forever) 2017 El último traje (The Last Suit) 2022 Desperté con un sueño (I Woke Up With a Dream)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023