Moscow Never Sleeps

Moscow Never Sleeps – Main movie still


Capturing the kinetic energy of contemporary Moscow, director Johnny O’Reilly cleverly interweaves five compelling character narratives in a provocative statement on Putin’s Russia. 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.


Featured Quote

Johnny O'Reilly returns with a film that bows to none in its scope and ambition.

Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

Production Overview

MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS is an Irish/Russian co-production of a Russian Language feature film. Produced by BLINDER FILMS (Ireland) and Snapshot Films (Russia), it was one of the first Russian majority-funded film to receive EURIMAGES  funding. 


Festivals & Awards


Snapshot Productions

MonteCristo International

AI Film

Screen Irleand


CAVU Pictures