By Natalie JOHNS

DOGWOOF - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, UNITED KINGDOM

Art - Culture - Completed 2019

“My personal lullaby for a frenetic world. A manifesto for a slower pace of existence” - Max Richter

& Awards

IDFA 2019
Official Selection
Sundance Film Festival 2020
Special Events
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Natalie JOHNS
    • Producer(s)
    • Julie JAKOBEK, Yulia MAHR, Stefan DEMETRIOU, Oualid MOUANESS
    • Synopsis
    • This film follows Max Richter as he consolidates the most ambitious performance of his critically acclaimed 8 houropus, Sleep. Centring around the open air concert in Los Angeles, as well as footage from Berlin, New York and Paris, we are plunged deep into the artist’s life and process, transcending the work to explore his legacy. Directed by Emmy-nominated and award-winning South African filmmaker Natalie Johns, this ground-breaking visual portrait echoes the contemplative essence of Richter’s work, offering a poetic depiction of the ‘liminal state’ audiences experience.Performances of Sleeprequire unprecedented endurance from musicians. Experiencing Sleeprequires an open vulnerability from audiences; strangers drifting in and out of consciousness amongst hundreds of others. This story is a rare expression of a global community, unified. A film for these frenetic times; a meditative respite from the rush and chaos of the modern world, studying the universal experience of sleep that unites us all.