‘Sleep With Your Eyes Open,’ Sold by Rediance, Debuts Trailer

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Nele Wohlatz‘s “Sleep With Your Eyes Open,” which has its world premiere within the Encounters part of the Berlin Film Festival, has debuted its trailer (beneath). Rediance has taken world gross sales rights.

Wohlatz’s fiction debut “El futuro perfecto” gained Locarno’s Golden Leopard for one of the best first characteristic in 2016, and was invited to greater than 70 worldwide movie festivals.

“Sleep With Your Eyes Open,” which is described as “a quiet comedy of misunderstandings,” is ready in a coastal metropolis in Brazil. Kai arrives from Taiwan for a vacation with a damaged coronary heart. She meets Fu Ang, who may develop into a buddy, however then disappears.

While searching for him, Kai discovers the story of Xiaoxin and a bunch of Chinese employees dwelling in a skyscraper. Kai finds her personal expertise unusually mirrors that of Xiaoxin’s story. Over the course of a scorching, sluggish summer season, delicate bonds develop between them.

In a press release, Wohlatz says: “Being born in Germany and having lived in Argentina for many years as a foreigner, at the time of making the film, I felt like I had lost my sense of home. I was hoping to make a film that could take place in any city in the world. It would feature people who could go anywhere in the world and still would belong nowhere.”

As properly because the rootlessness of the characters, the movie can be pervaded by a sense of risk, which is usually recommended by the movie’s title and mentions of the sharks within the sea. It is the specter of violence, crime, deportation and poverty, amongst different issues.

The movie’s lead producer is Cinemascópio, the Brazilian firm of Kléber Mendoça Filho and Émilie Lesclaux. The different producers are Violeta Bava and Rosa Martínez Rivero at Ruda Cine in Argentina, Roger Huang and Justine O. at Yi Tiao Long Hu Bao in Tiawan, and Meike Martens and Wohlatz at Blinker Filmproduktion.

“Sleep With Your Eyes Open”
Courtesy of Cinemascopio

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