Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams is a fine, quiet drama about a middle-aged woman (Joanne Woodward) who begins to dwell on childhood memories after the death of her mother (Sylvia Sidney) as she slowly works herself into a deep depression.
Her husband (Martin Balsam) tries to find the meaning in his life when he also explores the pasthis terrifying experiences during WWII.
Sylvia Sidney, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, was making her first theatrical screen appearance in 17 years when she agreed to appear in Gilbert Cates’s film.
Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress: Joanne Woodward; Best Supporting Actress: Sylvia Sidney.
Cast: Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney, Dori Brenner, Win Forman,
Director: Gilbert Cates
Producer: Jack Brodsky
Director of Photography: Gerald Hirschfeld
Editor: Sidney Katz
Composer: Johnny Mandel
Screenwriter: Stewart Stern
Production Designer: Peter Dohanos
Costume Designer: Anna Hill Johnstone
USA / Columbia / 95 minutes / 1973