Max Richter’s Sleep
Max Richter’s Sleep

Max Richter’s Sleep

classified PG


Please note: This was screened in Sept 2020

Natalie Johns
99 mins, 2019, UK
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A film for these frenetic times; Max Richter’s Sleep is a meditative respite from the rush and chaos of the modern world, studying the universal experience of sleep that unites us all.

The film follows acclaimed composer and musician Max Richter and his creative partner, artist and BAFTA winning filmmaker Yulia Mahr, as they navigate an ambitious performance of his celebrated 8-hour opus SLEEP at an open-air concert in Los Angeles. Emmy-nominated director Natalie Johns weaves in Mahr’s personal archive and performance footage from Berlin, Sydney, and Paris to create a rich portrait of a shared artistic process, along with contributions that illuminate both the science and story behind the work.