Saturday, August 15, 2020
Sleep (2020) Fantasia 2020
Twists and turns abound in Michael Venus's SLEEP, a slowly building and deeply disturbing tale of... well that would be telling.... you'll just have to see for yourself.
I don't know if all of this makes sense but it really doesn't matter because the script has a dream logic that is compounded by Michael Venus' direction, which keeps things a bit chilly and distant, much like some nightmares I've had. This is a real chiller that gets under your skin. Watching the film I initially didn't think it was anything. Then thing began to happen and the reality of the film took over I found myself chilled and wondering what was really going on.
What a nice little film.
Recommended for anyone who wants a small gem that's the right sort of chilly.