The other side of sleep
directed by Rebecca Daly
• Genre: drama
• Producer: Macdara Kelleher, Morgan Bushe (Fastnet Films) • DOP: Ruairí O’Brien• Co-Producer: Ferenc Pusztai (KMH Film), Reinier Selen (Rinkel Film BV) • Production company: Fastnet Films • Running time: 88 min • 2011 • Premier: 64th Cannes Film Festival
A sleepwalker since childhood, Arlene works in the local factory of the small Irish rural town she grew up in. When a young woman is found dead in the woods, Arlene immediately channels her own mother’s disappearance, twenty years ago. Increasingly drawn to the girl’s family – her accused boyfriend and grieving sister, Arlene 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.