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The Other Side of Sleep

OT: The Other Side of Sleep

Rebecca Daly // Ireland, Netherlands, Hungary, 2011
Fiction Feature // FF2011



Arlene is like a ghost in her life. She lives in a small town in the midlands – surrounded by field after field and endless woodlands. 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. Increasingly drawn to the dead girl’s family – her grieving sister and accused boyfriend – Arlene barricades herself in at night, afraid to fall asleep. Soon, her sleeping and waking realities blur. And all this time someone is watching her.


Rebecca Daly (*1971) enjoyed great critical success this year in Cannes with The Other Side of Sleep. Especially mentioned was her eye for composition and her sensitive direction of the actors.



The Other Side of Sleep

Fiction Feature


Agenda 11//FF2011

Ireland, Netherlands, Hungary


88 min


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