BEYOND SLEEP - Opening film IFFR 2016


by Boudewijn Koole
Netherlands 2016, 108 mins

with Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Pål Sverre Hagen, Thorbjørn Harr, Anders Baasmo Christiansen

production company KeyFilm

produced by Hanneke Niens and Hans de Wolf

in co-production with VPRO and Nordisk Film, in cooperation with FilmCamp, with support from the Netherlands Film Fund, the Netherlands Film Production Incentive, CoBO and the Norwegian Film Institute. September Film


Beyond Sleep takes us on a survival expedition with young, ambitious geologist Alfred Issendorf, who goes in search of meteorites in the swampy north of Norway, hoping that the journey will cement his academic reputation by uncovering a significant scientific proof. Alfred is also trying to continue where his father left off when he died during a similar research trip of his own. Alfred searches, stumbles and suffers on the pitiless Northern European tundra. He finds redemption only when he has reached the very brink of insanity.

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