Los Sonámbulos

Paula Hernández

Uruguay, Argentina 107 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

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

Themes

Latin American CinemaFemale Director

Filmmaker

Paula Hernández

She studied at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, was granted a scholarship at the Berlinale Talent Campus, and her projects have been funded by Visions Sud Est Fund, among others. She has directed seven feature films, all of them present in the main festivals, such as Toronto, San Sebastián or Havana. Los somámbulos (D’A 2020) was the Argentine candidate for the Oscars and Las siamesas was nominated for a Goya award.

Filmography: A Ravaging Wind (2023, D'A 2024), The Siamese Bond (2020), The Sleepwalkers (2019, D’A 2020), Doce clavos (short film, 2018), Tres virginias (short film, 2013), Un amor (2011), Malasangre (short film, 2010), Lluvia (2008), Familia Lugones (2007), Herencia (2001), Kilómetro 22 (short film, 1996), Rojo (short film, 1992)

Paula Hernández

Film information

Original Title: The Sleepwalkers
Director: Paula Hernández
Script: Paula Hernández
Contact: Meikincine
With: Érica Rivas, Ornella D’Elía, Marilú Marini, Luis Ziembrowski, Daniel Hendler, Valeria Lois, Rafael Federman
Country: Uruguay, Argentina
Year: 2019
Format: DCP
Length: 107 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Edition: 2020

Awards

Coral Award for Best Film, Best Direction and Best Female Performance in Havana

Poster

Los Sonámbulos