Max Richter’s Sleep

CPH:DOX (2020) – Official Selection

IDFA (2019) – Official Selection

Sundance Film Festival (2020) – Official Selection

Feature
International
SA Premiere

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Director(s):

Natalie Johns

Country:

United Kingdom | United States

Year:

2019

Running Time:

99 min

Language(s):

English

A moment of quiet beauty and a meditation on its own through its gentle, gorgeous cinematography, vibrant colour palette and hypnotic soundscapes, Max Richter’s Sleep is partly a document of British composer Max Richter’s life, family and the process of writing and performing his eight-hour opus, Sleep around the world, partly a captivating concert film and partly a deeper exploration of humanity and our relationship with sleep, with the mind, with nature and its rhythms and with peace. Beautifully crafted, in a time of non-stop living, the film is a reminder to slow down and to listen – to our bodies, our environments and, of course, to Richter’s emotive, immersive compositions.

2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival