First feature by Maria Ignatenko.
Participant of the Berlinale 2020 — Forum program.
Set against the background of a harsh and spectacular nature of the Russian North, IN DEEP SLEEP tells the story of Victor, a seaman, whose world goes into deep slumber after his wife dies. The tragedy stirs the dark side of his personality and leads to yet another death. In her first feature, Maria Ignatenko invites us into the dream-like exploration of the human loss, by creating a visually stunning emotional landscape of the protagonist’s fragile psyche.
Writer and director: Maria Ignatenko
DOP: Veronika Solovieva
Production designer: Lyudmila Duplyakina
Sound producer: Roman Kurochkin
Editor: Maria Ignatenko
Cast: Vadik Korolev, Lyudmila Duplyakina, Dmitry Kubasov
Producers: Katerina Mikhaylova, Konstantin Fam
Participation: Marché du Film at Cannes International Film Festival, American Film Market in Los Angeles, European Film Market in Berlin, the Forum at Berlinale in 2020.
Runtime: 67 minutes