Archive of films Lullaby / Lullaby

Austria
2022, 22 min

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Year: 2022

As the rest of the world falls asleep, Eva stays awake. In order to get at least a little bit closer to that elusive slumber, she spends her nights in other people’s houses, quietly watching their sleeping inhabitants. Not only is Eva’s ever-growing sleep deprivation a source of fatigue, but it also causes her to see the world differently as its real contours are increasingly distorted.


Synopsis

As the rest of the world falls asleep, Eva stays awake. No matter how hard she tries, she just cannot close her eyes. In order to get at least a little bit closer to that elusive slumber, she spends her nights in other people’s houses, quietly watching their sleeping inhabitants. But people are slowly losing patience with her nighttime visits. If sleep allows us to take a break, to not be here, Lullaby’s tale of a seventeen-year-old girl shows how insomnia can make existence oppressive and tiring. Not only is Eva’s ever-growing sleep deprivation a source of fatigue, but it also causes her to view the world differently as its real contours are increasingly distorted. But herein lies the potential for seeing things from an altered perspective.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Magdalena Chmielewska. Filmography: Spring Miracle (Frühlingswunder, 2014, short), Crawl (Auf allen Vieren, 2016, short), Margarete at the Spinning Wheel (Gretchen am Spinnrade, 2016, short), Am Himmel (2018, short), Lullaby (2022, short).

Contacts

Lemonade Films
Verein zur Verwertung von audiovisuellen Medien Haberlgasse 21/9, 1160, Vienna
Austria
E-mail: info(at)refreshingfilms.com

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
   
Director: Magdalena Chmielewska
Screenplay: Magdalena Chmielewska, Andreas Schiessler 
Dir. of Photography: Manuel Prett
Music: Youth Novels
Sound: Lisa-Maria Hollaus
Editor: Luzia Johow
Art Director: Tamara Kanfer, Rosay Dreyer
Producer: Saskia Arth
Production: Filmakademie Wien
Cast: Magdalena Żak, Laurin Saied, Christel Wieser, Markus Zett
Sales: Lemonade Films

Guests

Magdalena Chmielewska

Film Director

Magdalena Zak

Actress


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