Paralyzing, tormenting and overwhelming… Often laughed off as nothing more than an affliction of adolescence, lovesickness is the topic of a new, sensitive and compelling documentary film. Oscar nominated director Christian Frei and award-winning cinematographer Peter Indergand dive into the frenzied nights of three newly rejected. Nights full of pain and tears, yet also with wakefulness and creativity. Renowed 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.
Directed by: Christian Frei
Produced by: Christian Frei
Edited by: Christian Frei
Director of Photography: Peter Indergand SCS
Festivals: Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Internationales Dokumentary film festival Munchen, Film Festival in Warsaw, International Documentary Film Festival in Leuven, Encounters of the Other Cinema, Panorama Suisse, Dokufest Prizren, Camerimage, Solothurner Filmtage, DocPoint Helsinki, Zagreb Dox 2015
Nominations: 2014 Camerimage, 2014 Munich Documentary Festival