State Like Sleep

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    State Like Sleep

    Directed by

    USA

    2018

    104 min

    • English

    Drama, Mystery

    One year after the mysterious death of her Belgian actor husband, American photographer Katherine (Katherine Waterston) returns to Brussels, a city filled with memories of the life she’s tried to leave behind. Their marriage was rocky, but Katherine’s return to the city forces her to finally confront her grief as she packs up the flat they once shared. In doing so, though, she discovers a web of secrets that propel her to probe the circumstances of her husband’s last days. Following in his footsteps, Katherine plunges into Brussels’s underground club scene, where she encounters a mysterious woman and a secret group of friends. At the same time, she meets Edward, a fellow American, who offers the possibility of a new future as she comes to terms with her troubled past.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Katherine Waterston
    Michael Shannon
    Luke Evans
    Michiel Huisman
    Mary Kay Place
    Screenplay
    Meredith Danluck
    Cinematography
    Chritopher Blauvelt
    Editing
    Curtiss Clayton
    Music
    Jeff Wingo
    David Mcilwain
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    Production
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    Press

    "Sumptuous cinematography (...) A confident debut that should reap considerable attention."

    Variety

    "Danluck has great style as a filmmaker that harkens back to the best noir thrillers of yesteryear."

    Film Inquiry

    Meredith Danluck

    Meredith Danluck

    USA

    Meredith Danluck has exhibited at festivals and museum venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance, and the Venice Biennale. She has also produced multi-screen tour visuals for Jay- Z, Beyoncé, and John Legend. She developed STATE LIKE SLEEP at the 2013 Sundance Writers and Directors Labs. The feature premiered at Tribeca FF in 2018.