In the Arms of Morpheus

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    In the Arms of Morpheus

    In de armen van Morpheus

    Directed by

    Netherlands

    2019

    82 min

    • Dutch

    Documentary

    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.

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    Cinematography
    Jean Counet
    Editing
    Katarina Türler
    Music
    Inne Eysermans
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    Marc Schmidt

    Marc Schmidt

    Netherlands

    Marc Schmidt (1970) works as an independent director and location sound mixer of documentary films. After studies in film theory (Utrecht University) and media arts (Tilburg Art Academy), he started as a sound engineer and video editor on a variety of film projects. He also directed a few short fiction films. But directing documentaries raised his interest, and gradually became his main occupation. The role of social codes in our lives is a recurrent theme in his work. Among his films are SCHOOLYARD (2005), a conceptual documentary focused on a schoolyard, filmed from his balcony and BIDCATCHER (2007), a visual impression of an auction, which won the prize for best documentary at the Tampere Filmfestival. His latest documentary IN THE ARMS OF MORPHEUS (2019) premieres in competition at KVIFF 2019.

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