Original title : Hipersomnia
It’s hard to break through when you’re a young aspiring actress and you’re more judged by your looks than by your talents. That’s something beautiful Milena experiences every day. She wants to be more than eye-candy and is willing to go far. That’s how she gets the lead in a play by a director who uses some very unconventional methods. He wants her to go deep and strip herself bare from the inside and the outside until she’s naked on the scene. The first rehearsals start and Milena finds herself slipping into a trance. She awakes in an underground labyrinth together with other woman who are forced to please the perverted desires of their clients. Is this dream or reality? When it happens again and again, Milena finds it increasingly harder to distinguish between the two. It gets even stranger when people from one “reality” start popping up in the other.
After the well-received Still Life from 2014, Gabriel Grieco surprises us with a work of incredible visual magnetism, Hypersomnia is a patchwork inspired by Suspiria, Black Swan and Sucker Punch, balancing between schizophrenia, horror and perversion. Debuting actress Yamila Saud carries us away on a trip through a surreal nightmare which would turn anyone insane.
|Genre(s)||film noir, mystery|
|Competition(s)||7th Orbit Competition|
|Subtitles||Dutch, English, French|
|Cast||Belen Chavanne, Chucho Fernandez, Fabiana Cantilo, Gerardo Romano, Jimena Barón, Nazareno Casero, Peter Lanzani, Yamila Saud|
|Distributor||MyS Produccion S.R.L INCAA|