Moscow Never Sleeps

Director: Johnny O'Reilly

Diving headlong into the volatile intersections of contemporary Moscow and the intimate lives of five people, Moscow Never Sleepsis multi-narrative drama about the hidden bonds that connects us all. An entrepreneur whose business empire comes under siege by powerful bureaucrats, a teenage girl mired in the misery of a broken home, a young man forced to chose between his girlfriend and his grandmother; a beautiful singer torn apart by the pursuit of two men and an ailing film star who gets embroiled in a bizarre kidnapping. Over the course of one day, their lives will change forever.

These stories weave through Moscow’s choked cityscape as it celebrates its birthday with a massive fireworks display. They reveal the unrestrained energy of this megalopolis and the cruelty and beauty of the Russian spirit.

This Russian-Irish co-production stars many of Russia’s best-known actors including Alexey Serebriakov (Leviathan). The film aims to give audiences a unique view of Russian humanity, to present a true impression of a vibrant culture overshadowed by egregious policies of a corrupt government and to capture the pulsating spirit of Europe’s biggest city.

Vyborg International Film Festival,Jury Prize, 2016

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