Norway/USA | 2014 | Fiction | 92 Minutes | NY Premiere
Director: Mona Fastvold
Writer: Mona Fastvold, Brady Corbet
Producers: Karin Julsrud, Turid Øversveen
Cinematographer: Zachary Galler
Editors: Jon Endre Mørk, Michael Mazzotta
Composers: Sondre Lerche, Kato Ådland
Cast: Gitte Witt, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Stephanie Ellis
Synopsis: Kaia and her boyfriend Andrew are enjoying a quiet, secluded life while restoring her late father’s rural Massachusetts estate. Their tranquility is shattered by the unexpected arrival of her sister, Christine, and her affluent fiancé, Ira. The sisters’ troubled family history begins to unravel as tensions mount between the two men, and this chamber piece modulates into a searing thriller. The Sleepwalker premiered in competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Filmmaker Bio: Mona Fastvold is a Paris and Oslo-based writer and director who has made many acclaimed music videos. In 2012, she received a grant from the Norwegian Film Institute to support her directorial debut, The Sleepwalker, which was written with Brady Corbet. They are currently prepping Corbet’s directorial debut, The Childhood of a Leader, which they co-wrote, and which stars Juliette Binoche and Robert Pattinson.
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