MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS is a multi-narrative drama about the hidden bonds that connects us all. The film dives headlong into the volatile intersections of contemporary Moscow and the intimate lives of five people: 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 Europe’s biggest city, they testify to the depth and power of the Russian spirit and they prize open the fractures between love and ambition that are universal to all our lives.
Feature Film, 100 mins
Written and Directed by Johnny O'Reilly
Produced by Katie Holly, Andrey Zakharov, Anna Katchko
Starring: Yuri Stoyanov, Artur Smoilaninov, Alexey Serebriakov
Irish Film Board
Galway Film Fleadh
Cork Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
Viborg Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival
Subtitle Film Festival
Best Film Script (IFTAs 2016)