Livestream Filmmaker Q&A:
With director Michael Venus
Plagued by a recurring series of nightmares all set inside the same village hotel, flight attendant Marlene (Sandra Hüller, Toni Erdmann) goes hunting for answers, only to wind up hospitalized, paralyzed from trauma. Fearing for her mother’s well-being, Mona (Gro Swantje Kohlhof) checks into a hotel near the hospital, the very one haunting Marlene’s nightmares, Despite the friendly overtures of the caretaker and his wife, Mona, the sole guest during the off-season, finds herself trapped in a web of unsettling visions of the past that threaten to claim her own sanity. First-time filmmaker Michael Venus channels Grimms’ Fairy Tales by way of David Lynch to fashion a chilling debut where dreams and reality collide.