SLEEP

SCHLAF

By Michael VENUS

GLOBAL SCREEN - A BRAND OF TELEPOOL GMBH - as SALES

Thriller - Completed 2019

A daughters fight for her mother’s peace of mind leads her to a remote village and confronts her with the nightmares of the present and the past.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2020
Selection Perspektive Deutsches Kino
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michael VENUS
    • Producer(s)
    • Verena GRÄFE-HÖFT
    • Synopsis
    • Mona, Marlene’s daughter, sets out to find the answers, after her mother had a breakdown in a remote village in Germany. In Stainbach, a village in the Harz Mountains, she is confronted with decay, dashed hopes, drugs, and an abandoned hotel. Having step by step unveiled the secret of her family, she realises that she is a part of a curse herself. Whereas her mother Marlene stuck in a hospital, learned the truth about her family. She finds herself afterwards in an emotional turmoil and trapped in the darkness of her dreams. It is a curse, born out of rage and fire, and one filled with unatoned guilt. It is frightening and it is tempting. Mona has to fight not only the demons within her, but also the ones outside.