‘Truly haunting’ – The Guardian
Nominated for Best Director and Best Actress at the 2012 Irish Film and Television Awards
First Irish film by an Irish woman to be included in the Cannes Film Festival
Rebecca Daly’s stunning new Irish feature The Other Side of Sleep starring Antonia Cambell-Hughes to be released nationwide from 16th March 2012
The Other Side of Sleep is an acclaimed debut feature by Irish filmmaker Rebecca Daly that features a powerful and compelling performance from Antonia Campbell-Hughes, one of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival’s Shooting Stars award recipients. This hotly-anticipated suspense drama made history at its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 as it was the first film directed by an Irish woman to be selected for inclusion in the Festival. The film, produced by Fastnet Films, also screened in competition at the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Director and Best Actress at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
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 is forced to her confront a tragedy from her own childhood. Echoes of the past inexorably draw Arlene towards the tragedy; she becomes close to the victim’s grieving sister (Vicky Joyce) and family while at the same time finding herself entangled with the woman’s lover (newcomer Sam Keeley) and the case’s main suspect. Deprived of sleep and having to barricade herself in at night, Arlene’s sleepwalking and waking reality start to blur as the community searches for someone to blame.
Leading a fantastic ensemble cast in The Other Side of Sleep, as well as being named one of Berlin International Film Festival’s Shooting Stars, Antonia Campbell-Hughes’ career is at a high point. This year she stars in another upcoming cinema release, Lotus Eaters. Other key cast members include two veteran Irish actresses of stage and screen, Olwen Fouere and Cathy Belton, as well as hot newcomer Sam Keeley who has gone on to star in RAW, What Richard Did.
The Other Side of Sleep is released nationwide from 16th March 2012. There will be a gala preview of the film at 6.20pm on 15th March at the IFI in Dublin followed by a public interview with director Rebecca Daly.
For ticket bookings:
IRISH FILM INSTITUTE DUBLIN: http://www.ifibooking.ie/
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CENTURY CINEMAS LETTERKENNY: http://www.centurycinemas.ie
TRISKEL CINEMA CORK: http://www.triskelartscentre.ie/cinema.htm
BIRR THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE OFFALY: http://www.birrtheatre.com/filmclub.shtml