‘Sleep’ Heads to TIFF After Cannes Nod

The black-comedy thriller Sleep is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which takes place from Sept 7 to 17, 2023.

The film features Jung Yu-Mi (Train to Busan, Kim Ji Young: Born 1982) and Lee Sun-Kyun (Parasite), and is directed by Jason Yu.

According to the summary of the film, the couple’s lives are disrupted when the husband begins sleepwalking.

His strange actions while asleep lead his wife to fear for her safety, as well as for the life of their newborn baby.

Sleep had its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival in May 2023, and was nominated for the Camera d’Or award.

The film now heads to North America, where it will screen as part of TIFF’s Midnight Madness program.

According to Midnight Madness international programmer Peter Kuplowski: “Director Yu skillfully subverts the genre through suspense, wit, and powerful ambiguity.”

Sleep is set to premiere in South Korea on Sept 6, 2023.

The poster for ‘Sleep’. – IMDB.com