MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP

Transcendence
Director: Natalie Johns 2020 99 Minutes Ages 15+
MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP Fri 02 Oct
09:00pm 99mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
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MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP Sat 10 Oct
04:00pm 99mins New Farm Six Cinemas
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MAX RICHTER’S SLEEP Sun 11 Oct
03:40pm 99mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
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Set against the backdrop of an eight-hour live performance of his album Sleep in a central Los Angeles park, this mesmerising documentary reveals the story behind the landmark work of composer Max Richter.

From dusk to dawn, German-born British composer Max Richter and ensemble perform continuously. Described by the composer as both a lullaby and a protest to our industrialised, intense, mechanised way of living, the performance of piano, strings, vocal and electronic tones capture the liminal moment between wakefulness and sleep. Insightful interviews with Richter, the artist Yulia Mahr and others unpack the creative process, the development of the project from germination to its world tour and his broader practice composing music for stage, ballet, opera and film. Max Richter’s Sleep is a sumptuous immersion in the sublime and as close to the original experience as film can achieve.

Australian Premiere

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:United Kingdom
Language:English
Director:Natalie Johns
Producer:Stefan Demetriou, Julie Jakobek, Yulia Mahr, Oualid Mouaness
Cast:Max Richter, Yulia Mahr
Program strand:Transcendence
Rights:Madman Entertainment