The Sleepwalkers

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    The Sleepwalkers

    Los sonámbulos

    Directed by

    Argentina, Uruguay

    2019

    107 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    A woman, Luisa, and her 14 year-old daughter, a sleepwalker girl in the adolescence awakening. A marriage at the edge of a silenced crisis. A ritualistic and endogamic family: grandmother, siblings, and cousins. Summer, sweat, alcohol, traditions. Naked bodies, bodies in transition, and the gazes upon those new bodies. A New Year’s celebration in the family’s historic country home is the necessary trap to awaken the sleepwalkers.

    Credits

    Cast
    Érica Rivas
    Ornella D’elía
    Marilu Marini
    Daniel Hendler
    Luis Ziembrowski
    Valeria Lois
    Rafael Federman
    Screenplay
    Paula Hernández
    Cinematography
    Ivan Gierasinchuk
    Editing
    Rosario Suárez
    Music
    Pedro Onetto

    Director's Statement

    THE SLEEPWALKERS isn’t the nightmare from which one cannot wake up, but is rather the nightmare of waking up. During those days of being “hemmed in by the open air”, Luisa finds herself submerged in an existential rediscovery as a result of various situations that befall her family, especially with respect to the development of her daughter, Ana, and the unsettling commencement of adolescence. Growing, transforming, finding the right distance, living without certainty and losing oneself in the relationship with one’s children. Treading the path of silence, surviving among toxic relationships and finally confronting after a painful and irreversible act, despite her maternal instinct having given warning signals beforehand.

    Production
    TAREA FINA
    Production
    ORIENTAL FILMS
    Sales
    MEIKINCINE ENTERTAINMENT
    Paula Hernandez

    Paula Hernandez

    Argentina

    Paula Hernández was born in 1969 in Argentina. She is a director and writer, known for RAIN (2008), INHERITANCE (2001) and UN AMOR (2011). Her latest film is THE SLEEPWALKERS (2019).