UCM.ONE releases the new masterpiece by director Pavel Khvaleev on the film label “M-Square Pictures” in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The film “Sleepless Beauty”, which has already been shown at many festivals such as Sitges, Imagine, Dead by Night, Obscura Berlin and Bastalavista, is as disturbing as it is fascinating. A visually stunning and shocking roller coaster ride for all horror fans!
“Sleepless Beauty” tells the cruel story of a young teacher, Mila, who is kidnapped by a mysterious organization called Recreation and locked up in an almost empty room. Her unknown kidnappers communicate with her only through a loudspeaker and set strict rules: she is not allowed to sleep and has to perform bizarre and brutal tasks if she wants to stay alive. At first it looks like all this is intended to entertain some perverts, but as the assignments get tougher and tougher, Mila begins to realize that she is losing control of her own mind and may actually be the guinea pig in a perverse and life-threatening psychological experiment.
About Pavel Khvaleev
Pavel Khvaleev was born in Naberezhnie Chelni, Russia, in 1984. He started producing music when he was only 15 years old. In 2004 he founded the music project Moonbeam together with his brother Vitaly. During the following years Moonbeam became a famous international act in the world wide electronic dance scene, entering DJ Magazine‘s annual list of the world’s best DJs TOP 100 in the year 2000. All 40 official Moonbeam music video clips were directed by Pavel, many of them were shown at international film festivals such as Berlin Independent Film Festival, Shockfest Film Festival or Venice Film Festival. In 2012 Pavel Khvaleev debuted with his first full-length feature film as the director of the movie “The Random“.
2013 Pavel and his team of only 8 people started the creation of his second feature film called „III – The Ritual“ with a budget of only € 30,000. The film was selected for official screenings in more then 22 international film festivals in 2015 and won many awards. In 2018 Pavel Khvaleev released this third feature film, „Involution“, and in 2020 he finished his horror feature film „Sleepless Beauty”.
Image format: Full HD, 16: 9 (Aspect Ratio: 2.39: 1) | Total running time approx. 84 min | Sound formats: German DTS 5.1, Russian DTS 5.1 | Bonus materials: O-Trailer, Behind the Scenes (5:54 min), Deleted Scene (1:38 min), Alternative Scene: Hallucination (3: 06min) | Rating: FSK 18