The Sleepwalker

USA | 2014 | 92 minutes | Mona Fastvold

When two estranged sisters reunite with their significant others in a remote family estate, one reverts to her childhood habit of sleepwalking. This intriguing psychodrama examines the high stakes of distinguishing personal fiction from reality.

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Kaia (Gitte Witt, The Impossible) and her blue-collar boyfriend, Andrew (Christopher Abbott, “Girls”), are renovating her family’s remote family estate in the woods of rural Massachusetts. Late one night, Kaia receives a phone call; her estranged sister Christine (Stephanie Ellis, Art Machine) has arrived unexpectedly and is waiting at the train station. The reunion is a fraught one, as Kaia is not yet ready to forgive Christine for her past transgressions. Tensions boil further as Andrew and Ira (Brady Corbet, Melancholia), Christine’s WASPish fiancé, take an instant dislike to one another. For her part, Christine seems to trail chaos in her wake, announcing her pregnancy, questioning Kaia’s relationship with Andrew, and objecting to the changes to the family home. Off her meds due to her pregnancy, she reverts to her childhood habit of sleepwalking. This intriguing psychodrama from first-time director Mona Fastvold is a dual portrait of two sisters’ very different ways of dealing with the traumas of their shared past, and the high stakes difficulties of distinguishing personal fiction from reality.

Director Biography

Mona Fastvold is a Norwegian director, writer, and actress. Fastvold began her directing career with numerous music videos. In 2012, Fastvold received a prestigious production grant from The Norwegian Film Institute for her directorial debut The Sleepwalker.

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Director: Mona Fastvold
Principal Cast: Gitte Witt, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Stephanie Ellis
Country: USA, Norway
Year: 2014
Running Time: 92 minutes
Producer: Karin Julsrud, Turid Øversveen
Screenplay: Mona Fastvold, Brady Corbet
Cinematographers: Zachary Galler
Editors: Jon Endre Mørk, Michael Mazzotta
Music: Sondre Lerche, Kato Ådland
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: DCP
International Sales: LevelK
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