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IN THE ARMS OF MORPHEUS

by Marc Schmidt

synopsis

Sleep: simple in its basic description, elusive in attempts at a comprehensive understanding of all its manifestations. What happens behind closed eyes when we lose consciousness and give ourselves over to dreams? And how is our perception of reality changed when the line between waking and sleeping is blurred? In his new documentary, Marc Schmidt introduces us to several people suffering from sleep disorders. He unobtrusively helps us see and feel what it’s like to suffer from insomnia and be trapped between dream and reality. When sleep ceases to be an automatic part of life, we find new ways of looking at our existence.


international title: In the Arms of Morpheus
original title: In de armen van Morpheus
country: Netherlands
sales agent: Some Shorts
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Marc Schmidt
film run: 82'
screenplay: Marc Schmidt
cinematography by: Jean Counet
film editing: Katarina Turler
music: Inne Eysermans
producer: Janneke Doolaard
production: DOXY Films, KRO-NCRV, Associate Directors
distributor: Eye Film Institute Netherlands Distribution
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