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Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)

Sylvia Sidney as "Mrs. Pritchett"

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) Nominated Supporting Actress
Academy Award (1973) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1973) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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