European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022
European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022

While I Was Sleeping / Пока я спал

by Daria Elkonina

(Fiction/Experimental, Russia, 2021, 28’, C, En ST) with Sergey Evlanov, Leili Shikhalieva, Anna Kruchinova

While I Was Sleeping

While taking his dog out for a walk, a young man sees a woman coming up the stairs. This unexpected encounter and the events that he witnessed will lead his life in a new direction.


Daria Elkonina
Daria Elkonina

Daria Elkonina was born in Tomsk, Russia, and shortly after moved to Moscow with her family. She studied history and philology at the Russian State University for the Humanities. Afterwards, she joined the Moscow School of New Cinema, editing department. In 2019, Daria directed her first film Autumn, which was selected at several festivals such as the Rome Independent Film Festival.

Other movies: Competition Prix Sauvage Corto