Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sundance 2014, The Sleepwalker

Set in Massachusetts, Mona Fastwold's directorial debut is dreadful.

This was my first Sundance 2014 film. If I hadn't been stuck in the middle of the theater I would have walked out.

Starring Gitte Witt, Christopher Abbott, Stephanie Ellis, and Brady Corbet, the film does succeed in being dark. Ellis's character Christine, a psychotic young woman shows up unannounced in the middle of the night upsetting the renovation of the family home by her sister and her sister's boyfriend.

Uninteresting characters, dull story line, strange tension throughout, this film is a must miss.

Redeeming features include the stylish house that's being renovated and some artful cinematography.

Ellis and Witt play half sisters in 'The Sleepwalker' at Sundance 2014.