Rebecca Daly’s ‘The Other Side of Sleep’ goes on cinema release


The Other Side of Sleep, the directorial debut by Irish filmmaker Rebecca Daly is released in selected cinemas nationwide 16th March  with previews in the IFI Dublin on 15th March .

The Other Side of Sleep is an acclaimed debut feature by Irish filmmaker Rebecca Daly that features a powerful and compelling performance from Antonia Campbell-Hughes, one of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival’s Shooting Stars award recipients.

This hotly-anticipated suspense drama made history at its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 as it was the first film directed by an Irish woman to be selected for inclusion in the Festival. The film, produced by Fastnet Films, also screened in competition at the Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Director, Best Actress and Best Cinematography at the Irish Film and Television Awards.

A sleepwalker since childhood, Arlene works in the local factory of the small Irish rural town she grew up in. When a young woman is found dead in the woods, echoes of the past inexorably draw Arlene towards the tragedy. She becomes close to the victim’s grieving sister (Vicky Joyce) and family while at the same time finding herself entangled with the woman’s teenage lover (newcomer Sam Keeley) also the main suspect in the murder.   Barricading herself in at night, afraid to sleep, Arlene’s sleeping and waking realities soon blur, as the community searches for someone to blame..

Film Ireland’s Amanda Spencer talks to director Rebecca Daly in Film Ireland 137 Summer 2011.

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Dublin: The Irish Film Institute 15th – 29th March
  Cineworld 16th – 22nd March
Cork Triskel Cinema 18th – 22nd March
Galway Eye Cinema 16th – 22nd March
Letterkenny Century Cinema 16th – 22nd March
Offaly Birr Theatre 16th & 17th March @ 20:00pm
Belfast Queens Film Theatre 13th – 16th April
Leitrim Carrick Cinemplex 20th – 26th April


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