For Immediate Release 20th November 2013:  The Other Side of Sleep, the feature debut from young Irish director Rebecca Daly will go on sale on DVD across Irish stores including Golden Discs, Tower Records and the IFI this Friday, 22nd November.

Following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival where it was officially selected for the prestigious Directors Fortnight, the film has screened at some of the worlds most renowned film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival

The film which stars Irish actress Antonia Campbell Hughes (Kelly + Victor, Albert Nobbs) and Vicky Joyce and Sam Keely was scripted by Daly and Glenn Montgomery.  It tells the story of Arlene who is like a ghost in her life. She lives in a small town in the midlands – surrounded by woodlands and laneways to disappear down and never come back… One morning she wakes in the woods beside the body of a young woman. The body is soon discovered and suspicion spreads through the community. Arlene barricades herself in at night, afraid to sleep. Haunted by grief buried and delayed, Arlene’s sleeping and waking realities soon blur. And all this time someone is watching her.

Here are what the critics have said about The Other Side of Sleep:

 

“Powerfully etched”

Screen International

 

“Truly haunting”

The Guardian

 

“Finely crafted”

The Dubliner ****

 

“A daring debut”

The Sunday Times

 

The Other Side of Sleep was produced by Irish company Fastnet Films (Colony, Kisses), and European co-producers Rinkel Film & TV Productions and KMH Film Productions. The film was funded by the IFB, the Netherlands Film Fund and Hungarian Motion Pictures Foundation.

It will be available on DVD in stores including Golden Discs, Tower Records and the IFI in Ireland this Friday 22nd November.

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