Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams Poster

Release Date: 1973

PG|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
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).

Cast: Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney, Dori Brenner, Win Forman, Tresa Hughes, Peter Marklin, Ron Richards

Director: Gilbert Cates

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Rastar Pictures

Keywords: Wife, Transformation, Daughter, Husband, Death, France, Dark, 1970s, Mother, Emotional, Family