Marlene, a woman plagued by horrific dreams, suffers a nervous breakdown in a remote village. As her 19-year-old daughter Mona follows, she comes upon a well-kept family secret and an old curse that ultimately threatens her life - a never-ending nightmare…

The psychological thriller SLEEP tells the gripping story of three generations of women fatefully bound together and a village community haunted by a never-ending nightmare. Sandra Hüller, widely known for her stunning performance in the Oscar-nominated “Toni Erdmann”, and Gro Swantje Kohlhof, one of the leads in the zombie horror “Ever After”, star as a mother-daughter duo in Michael Venus' sinister feature debut. The film was produced by Verena Gräfe-Höft of JUNAFILM, as a co-production with ZDF-Das kleine Fernsehspiel, based on a screenplay written by the director, Michael Venus together with Thomas Friedrich.


ToHorror Fantastic Film Festival Torino 2020 (Italy): Special Mention
Anomaly Film Festival Rochester 2020 (USA): Audience Award dor Best Feature