Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam Film Festival to Host 'Sleep Cinema' Experience from 'Uncle Boonmee' Director

Magazine article Screen International

Rotterdam Film Festival to Host 'Sleep Cinema' Experience from 'Uncle Boonmee' Director

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul bringing audio-visual artwork concept to IFFR.

This year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) is introducing a “sleep cinema” concept that will encourage audience members to doze off during a special presentation put together by Palme d’Or-winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

The director of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, who has previously stated that he doesn’t mind audience members sleeping through his films, is bringing the one-off project, appropriately dubbed SLEEPCINEMAHOTEL, to the World Trade Center Rotterdam Jan 25-30 in 2018.

Guests will be allowed to book to stay overnight to sleep in a specially designed dormitory featuring beds, hammocks, showers and breakfast, where hypnagogic images (defined as the images that are seen between sleep and wakefulness) will be constantly projected. …

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