The Wakeful Sleeper

Belgium2020documentary75'Docs+Science

Manifestly inspired by the achievements of surrealists, the film is a recording of a private investigation in which the director is looking for the causes of a mysterious condition – insomnia. In a brilliant form, it is a beautiful metaphor on the path between reality and a dream, on what is a product of science and what is a sensation. What is a dream and what role does it play? Is there any inter-species dreaming community? In his intimate visual diary, Boris Van der Avoort records the states of mind and body suspended between light and darkness.

directed by
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Boris Van der Avoort

He was born in 1967 in Belgium. In 1992 he earned a diploma in Photography from La Cambre in Brussels. In 1995 he continued his education at I.N.S.A.S and obtained a diploma in Editing. Since 1990 his photographs have been presented at individual and collective exhibitions in Belgium and abroad.

cinematography
Boris Van der Avoort, Johan Legraie, Aliocha Van der Avoort, Didier Guillain, Charles Bruère, Yves Pezet
script
Boris Van der Avoort
sound
Yves Robic
editing
Rudi Maerten, Boris Van der Avoort
production
Marie Kervyn (YC Aligator Film)
Photo
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