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Dreams Never End
(1983, 9 mins, Super-8, color, sound on film)

Featuring: Mary Mousoulis, John Stenos, 
Monica Mousoulis.

Genre: narrative drama

Synopsis: A look at the life of a 16-year-old girl, focusing on the person she loves and what happens to him, and how it affects her.

Available on DVD for purchase as part of

The Films of Bill Mousoulis
Vol 2 1983 - 84

or as part of Super Dreams


Creative synopsis: In a world that is less than perfect, not all desired things are destined to be. But dreams never end ...

Screenings: 31, including: 6th International Super-8 Film Festival, Montreal, Feb 1985; "Australian Independent Cinema", ICA, London, Sep 1988; 5th Sydney Super-8 Film Festival, Nov 1984; Fringe Film and Video Festival, Oct 1985; Fringe Open Screening, Mar 1984; "The Adrian Martin Selection", Sep 1986; MIMA "Expanded Home Movies", Sep 1986; Splash Event, "Retro", Sydney, Apr 1988; also on tour through American cities, Feb 1985 and Feb 1986.

"Dreams Never End and J.C.: The Jewellery-Case are both extremely personal, and, to borrow a term from Paul Schrader, exhibit what might be called a "transcendental film style". Dreams Never End in particular has an intense ethereal quality about it, and the way it flows, the way each cut seems to wrench the heart strings, makes it at times verge on hysteria .... These films' undeniable honesty renders all cynicism impotent."
                                                        - Andrew Preston, Filmnews, Feb 1985.

"The Bresson of Super-8, Bill Mousoulis, makes films which are a sublime and quizzical mix of down-home observational physicality and transcendental spirituality, luminous with both the sadness and potentiality of individual dreaming. You won't believe it until you see it. Dreams Never End is a classic."
                                                       - Adrian Martin, "Adrian Martin Selection" notes, Sep 1986.

- No.16 in "28 All-Time Greats of Super-8" by Mark Titmarsh, Limit of Maps, Spring 1985.

- Included on "Australian Super-8", video compilation, 1988.