The Sleeping Man

Paula Saraste

The sleeping man reflects the short story Unglücklichsein (1913) by Franz Kafka. The work is an experimental short film about melancholy that can be striven after but not controlled. The protagonist of the surrealistic story finds a shipwrecked man that delivers him a pearl. But in the end, even this has no meaning anymore and he can only go sleeping.

Production Year
2014
Duration
00:11:03
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
The Sleeping Man
English Title

The Sleeping Man

Production Countries
Finland,Germany
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Paula Saraste (Author), Daniel Redel (Cinematographer), Kai Müller (Composer), Paula Saraste (Director), Paula Saraste (Editor), David Winnerstam (Other ), Tereza Petrogiannaki (Other ), Uli Decker (Other ), Julius Schindler (Other ), Georg Simbeni (Other ), Aline Reinsbach (Other ), Heli Kaskinen (Other ), Nathalie Tafelmacher-Magnat (Other ), Thorsten Bronda (Other ), Nicolas Planq (Other ), Dren Zherka (Other ), Ursula Henke (Other ), Verena Schroff (Other ), Michael Clemens (Other ), Alex Töchterle (Other ), Daniel Redel (Script), Paula Saraste (Script), Bubbel Simson (Actor), Drifa Hansen (Actor), Rodrigo Garcia Alves (Actor), Christian Harting (Actor), Ballhaus Rixdorf Studios (Funder), Kuvataideakatemia (Funder), Kai Müller (Sound Design)
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Paula Saraste works with film, photography and performance. Thematically, her work often relates to the collapse of rationality, fear, control, and identity. She explores the human experience and being through moving image. The different levels of dream and unknown are often weaved into the narration of her works. Saraste has graduated from the University of Helsinki and the Academy of Arts in Finland and participated in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad.