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Sleepless

Des heures sans sommeil
Director: Ursula Meier

Switzerland, Belgium, Drama, 1998, 34 min., french with english and lithuanian subtitles, V
A brother is reunited with his sister in their old family home after years of separation. In the still of the night, images and sounds from their childhood come rushing back, reminding them of a father who, although often austere, did on occasion seem to enter into the spirit of things.
 
Awards:
 
1998 – Special Jury Prize at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France).
1998 – International Grand Prix at theWorldwide Short Film Festival (Toronto, Canada).
1998 – French Community of Belgium Award at the “Média 10-10” Namur Short Film Festival (Belgium).
1998 – Special Jury Mention at the Lama Film Festival (France).
Section: Ursula Meier Film Retrospective

Screenplay: Ursula Meier, Nicole Borgeat, Laurence Vielle

Dir. of Photography: Patrice Cologne

Music: Michel Wintsch

Cast: Frédéric Gorny, Laurence Vielle, Benjamin Decol, Erline O'Donovan, Charles Callier