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The Sleepwalker Film Review

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Gitte Witt and Stephanie Ellis in The Sleepwalker

Gitte Witt and Stephanie Ellis in The Sleepwalker

If you’re looking for a suspenseful mystery this year at Sundance, I have found just the film for you! The Sleepwalker directed by Mona Fastvold had the audience on the edge of their seats the whole way through. The film opens to a woman named Kaia coming home to her boyfriend, Andrew, who is renovating the house that Kaia had grown up in. Later that night, Kaia receives a phone-call from her sister (Chris) whom she had not spoken with for a long time due to some mysterious event that had happened many years ago. The sister asks for Kaia to pick her up from the train station because she desperately needs a place to stay. The following day Chris’s boyfriend arrives and the two ask to stay at Kaia’s place for a while. The two couples awkwardly get acquainted and from here on out the suspense continues climbing as the audience gets more intimate with the past of the two sisters and their deceased father. It is soon revealed that Chris sleepwalks at night and one night she goes missing which seems to trigger a change in each of the characters for the remainder of the movie. After sleepless nights, and a brutal fight the film leaves the audience with a million unanswered questions and a rush of frustration. We are left to figure out on our own where Chris may have gone and what had happened between the sisters in their past. (more…)