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Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)

Joanne Woodward as "Rita Walden"

Middle-aged, middle-class New Yorker Rita Walden (Joanne Woodward), already prone to depression and nightmares, is thrown into an emotional tailspin by the sudden death of her mother (Sylvia Sidney). Settling her mother's estate dredges up memories of her idyllic childhood on the family farm, and of her adolescent crush on one of the farm workers, a painful contrast to her strained relationships with her two grown children and her war-haunted optometrist husband, Harry (Martin Balsam).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974) Won Actress
Academy Award (1973) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1973) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

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