THE SLEEPWALKERS (LOS SONÁMBULOS) World Cinema

THE SLEEPWALKERS (LOS SONÁMBULOS)

While preparing to spend a reluctant summer holiday at her mother-in-law’s family cottage, Luisa (Érica Rivas) discovers her teenage daughter Ana (Ornella D’elía) sleepwalking naked outside of their apartment. Now in the countryside surrounded by extended family, tensions heighten and Luisa’s concerns for Ana linger while restrained clashes with her husband’s family cause deep-seated problems in her marriage to surface. Meanwhile, Ana attempts to negotiate disconcerting, if not unwelcome, attention from her charismatic older cousin Alejo. Each woman becomes alienated after repeated attempts to connect and be understood and, with surmounting feelings of entrapment, will be pushed beyond complacency. Elegant and contained, Argentine filmmaker Paula Hernández’s bold depiction of the inescapably gendered mother/daughter dynamic brings a remarkable depth to, what is for women, an all-too relatable low hum of despair. –Malin Kan

Paula Hernández was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1969. She studied at Universidad del Cine. She has made many shorts films (ROJO, KILOMETRO 22, MALASANGRE, EVA, DOCE CLAVOS), documentaries (FAMILIA LUGONES), TV series (VIENTOS DE AGUA) and four feature films HERENCIA (INHERITANCE), LLUVIA (RAIN), UN AMOR, and LOS SONÁMBULOS (THE SLEEPWALKERS).

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Details

Country: Argentina, Uruguay

Year: 2019

Director: Paula Hernández

Screenwriter: Paula Hernández

Producers: Juan Pablo Miller, Paula Hernández

Executive Producer: Juan Pablo Miller

Director of Photography: Iván Gierasinchuk

Editor: Rosario Suárez

Production Designer: Aili Chen

Music: Pedro Onetto

Cast/Featuring: Érica Rivas, Ornella D’elía, Marilú Marini, Luis Ziembrowski, Daniel Hendler, Valeria Lois, Rafael Federman.

Running Time (minutes): 107 min

Language : Spanish

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