Sleep Has Her House (2017)


Synopsis

The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground.

Through long static takes, the film develops a contemplative, hypnotic experience, akin to paintings that move, mixing live action and still photography (shot on iPhone) and hand-drawn images.


The film is dedicated to the late French filmmaker and friend, Philippe Cote, who passed way in 2016.


Screenings / Exhibitions

2018

MIEFF (Moscow International Experimental Film Festival)
•ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) / Environmental Film Festival Australia
•TodaysArt Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands
•Dokufest, Kosovo
•Festival ECRÃ, Brazil
•Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

•Deptford Cinema, London
•Magnificent 7 Festival, Serbia
•Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK
•Singapore Art Museum
•Centre De Cultura Contemporania De Barcelona
•Limited Theatrical release, The Netherlands
•EYE Filmmuseum, The Netherlands
•Filmvirus, The Reading Room, Thailand

2017

•Frontera-Sur, Festival Internacional de Cine de No Ficción, Chile
•Semana Festival de Cinema, Brazil
•Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
•Doclisboa, Portugal
•Festival de Cine Radical, Bolivia
•Lima Independiente International Film Festival, Peru
•Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, Brazil

Awards & Nominations

Best Film - Official Jury award - Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, Brazil

Nominated in Sight & Sound 2017 Film Poll and Village Voice 2017 Film Poll for Best film, Best first feature, and Best director.