SLEEP © Junafilm

Mon, 11/09/2020 -
Sun, 11/15/2020



This film is restricted to viewers in California, and can be viewed
from Monday, 11-09-2020 through Sunday, 11-15-2020

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Director: Michael Venus, Screenplay: Thomas Friedrich, Michael Venus, 
Cinematography: Marius von Felbert, Cast: Sandra Hüller, Gro Swantje Kohlhof, August Schmölzer, Marion Kracht, Max Hubacher, Producer: Verena Gräfte-Höft Co-Producers: ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Production Company: Junafilm UG

Once upon a time, there was a house in the woods where something terrible happened. Sandra Hüller (TONI ERDMANN) stars in this tense psychological thriller by director Michael Venus set in the idyllic (and possibly haunted) German village of Stainbach. Marlene (Hüller) is plagued by horrific dreams, which seem to have a strange connection to the town's nightmarish events. The stress of Marlene's revelations leads to her nervous breakdown and a comatose sleep. Looking for answers, Marlene's 19-year-old daughter, Mona (Gro Swantje Kohlhof), sets out to uncover the dark mysteries surrounding the town's past, that which threatens her mother, herself, and everyone around her. Making his directorial debut with this artful horror-thriller, Venus received a nomination for Best First Feature at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival.

This screening includes a VIRTUAL DISCUSSION
with Director Michael Venus, and Actor Gro Swantje Kohlhof. 

Michael Venus was born in Jena in 1976 and studied Visual Communications at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Subsequently, he was a producer at KiKA and studied Directing at the Hamburg Media School where he graduated with the multi-award-winning short fiction film ROENTGEN. Since then he has completed more award-winning short-films, commercials and music videos. SLEEP is his feature film debut.

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