Dir. Valeriy Todorovskiy
In a snow drenched Moscow, Misha wakes up each night and sleepwalks right out of his apartment. Running out of options to cure him his parents decide to try hypnosis with the renowned psychotherapist Doctor Volkov. Over a number of sessions the ‘unhypnotizable’ Misha meets other patients of Volkov including the beautiful Polina and starts to wonder if Volkov is manipulating them beyond his ethical limits. When Polina suddenly goes missing Misha begins an investigation, but what if the one being manipulated is Misha himself? Prolific filmmaker Valeriy Todorovskiy harnesses stunning cinematography of Russia in winter along with a truly haunting and hypnotic score to bring us deep within Misha’s complex coming-of-age.
Year of production: 2020. Running Time:113 min
In Russian with English Subtitles