08 Feb «Sorry, I was sleeping» by Daniel Noblom
“Sorry, I was sleeping” is a film that tells a personal and universal story, an attempt to deal with one’s fear, a photograph of a historical and human moment still close, but which is beginning to be metabolized by directors and authors.
In the spring of 2020, during the lockdown called to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, a boy and his mother are housebound. But for the two of them, this upsetting and suffocating condition is not just an impediment to their freedoms: their days are marked by anguish over the condition of their father, who is hospitalized in intensive care for the disease.
Daniel Noblom starts from his personal story to tell what has been the story of so many, and he does so avoiding dramatic exaggeration, in a film that conveys an incomprehensible calm while making the state of agitation one feels in not being able to do very well. anything to help someone we love.
In this film, a sincere descriptive realism of a reality that has upset everyone’s lives meets a rarefied and suspended atmosphere, in which the two protagonists, mother, and son, are forced to live together and deal with their ghosts.
Time seems to have stopped, in a long present, in continuous repetition.
And nevertheless, in the repetitiveness of the scenes we see – meals, physical activity, communications with the outside world – there is a push forward, which slow but inexorable leads the two characters to find hope.