Sleep

Schlaf | Michael Venus | DE 2020 | 102 Min | DCP
Filmcasino
Fr,18.09.▸20:00
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Metro
Tu,22.09.▸18:00
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Single mother Marlene is plagued by nightmares in which she roams around an unfamiliar place. One day she recognizes the village from her dreams in a travel magazine. She drives there but collapses upon arrival, falling into a catatonic state. Her teenage daughter Mona subsequently tries to lift the hamlet’s secret. Michael Venus’s feature debut is a somnambulant horror thriller with an urgent sociopolitical spin about repressed memories that seep into the present as nightmares. Sleep is a godsend for the German horror genre.

Guests: August Schmölzer (18.09)

Unfortunately Michael Venus can’t attend the screening due to current events and travel restrictions for Vienna. The Q&A will be conducted via video after the screening.

Michael Venus
studied visual communication at the Bauhaus University Weimar. He worked as a producer at KiKA and finished his studies in Directing at the Hamburg Media School, which he completed with the short film Roentgen, which went on to win numerous awards. He directed further award-winning short films as well as commercials and music videos. He has cowritten several screenplays, of which Cowboy and Indians (together with Karen Köhler) received a nomination for the German Screenplay Award in 2019. Sleep is his feature film debut.
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Language OmeU
Cast Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Sandra Hüller, August Schmölzer, Marion Kracht, Max Hubacher, Martina Schöne-Radunski, Katharina Behrens, Agata Buzek, Andreas Anke, Benjamin Heinrich, Josefin Schäferhoff, Samuel Weiss
Writer Thomas Friedrich, Michael Venus
Editing Silke Olthoff
Cinematography Marius von Felbert

Screenings

Filmcasino
Fr,18.09.▸20:00
Tickets kaufen
Metro
Tu,22.09.▸18:00
Tickets kaufen