Max Richter's Sleep

100 mins
8.8 / 10 (1799)


This documentary follows composer Max Richter and his creative partner Yulia Mahr as they prepare to stage an ambitious open-air, overnight performance of his celebrated eight-hour magnum opus Sleep in Los Angeles, while also exploring the origins and impact of this groundbreaking composition.

MUBI's take

Here’s a chance to drift off, disconnect, and dream… This stunning look at somnolence and sound explores the creative process fueling Max Richter’s “eight-hour lullaby”—considered by many his masterpiece—inviting us to connect to a space of serenity and wonder. Whatever you do, don’t sleep on it.