The Other Side of Sleep

The Other Side of Sleep
Director: Rebecca Daly

Ireland, Netherlands, Hungary, Drama, 2011, 88 min.
A sleepwalker since childhood, Arlene works and lives in the small Irish rural town she grew up in. One morning Arlene wakes in the woods beside the body of a young woman. The body is soon discovered and suspicion spreads through the community. After Arlene channels her own mother’s disappearance, twenty years ago, she barricades herself in at night, depriving herself of sleep. Deep in emotional turmoil, her sleeping and waking realities soon blur, as the community searches to find the killer. And all this time someone is watching her.

About the director:

Rebecca Daly was born in the United Kingdom, in 1980. After receiving a BA in Theatre and English and an MA in Film at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Rebecca made her first short film "Joyriders" (2006). One of her latest short films, "Hum" (2010), was selected as one of the finalists for the Berlin Today Award 2010. Both films screened extensively on the festival circuit and have won several international awards. In 2008, Rebecca was selected for the Cannes Cinefondation Residence du Festival in Paris where she developed and wrote “The Other Side of Sleep”, her first feature film.
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Rebecca Daly, Glenn Montgomery

Dir. of Photography: Suzie Lavelle

Music: Michel Schöpping, Marc Lizier

Cast: Antonia Campbell Hughes, Sam Keeley, Vicky Joyce, Olwen Fouéré, Gina Moxley, Cathy Belton, Aaron Monaghan, Finian Robbins, Betty Brennan, Blathnaid Fitzsimons, Zsuzsa Varga, Louise Weir, Arlene Kelly