Sleepless in New York
Switzerland, 2013, Colour, 92 min
Paralyzing tormenting and overwhelming...Often laughed off as nothing more than an affliction of adolescence, lovesickness becomes the topic of a sensitive and compelling documentary film. Film dives into the frenzied nights of three newly rejected. Nights full of pain and tears, yet also wakefulness and creativity. Renowned anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher reveals the astounding and profound processes that unfold in the brain of the lovesick. She says: "The game of love matters. It matters big time." Exploring the difficult path out of self-destructive obsessive behavior, toward a new self, Sleepless in New York is a film for those in love, out of love or looking for love.
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Born in 1959 in Schönenwerd, Switzerland. Studied Visual Media at the Department of Journalism and Communication at Fribourg University. Since 1984 independent filmmaker and producer. Works regularly for Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF). 2002 Academy Award Nomination Best Documentary Feature for “War Photographer”.
Hot Docs 2014. Visions du Réel, Nyon 2014. DOK.fest Munich 2014. Planete + Doc, Warsaw 2014. Docville, Leuven 2014.
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