Bad-tempered Amanda is 33 and lives a calm, orderly life. She tries to retain control of her life by taking photos with her Polaroid camera. This is disrupted when she takes on caring for her grandmother, Lola. Lola used to be a great, successful actress. Now she spends her days in a dirty home, surrounded by bottles of drink and souveniers from her glory days. She is no longer able to sleep. Amanda's father, Lola's son, is hard to contact and would like Lola to move into an old people's home. So it is up to Amanda to help the confused old lady. After a very difficult beginning, the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter improves: it turns out they have more in common than they thought.

This atmospherically designed drama full of hidden sorrow unfolds at a calm pace. in 2012, young director Beristaín won the Best Film award at the Morelia film festival for this story of difficult family relationships, loneliness and acceptance. Winner Yellow Robin Award Curaçao IFFR 2013.

International title
She Doesn't Want to Sleep Alone
Filmmaker
Natalia Beristáin
Country
Mexico
Year
2012
Medium
DCP
Length
85’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Abril Schmucler, Rodrigo Herranz, Rafael Ley
Production Company
Mr. Woo
Sales
Imcine
Writer
Gabriela Vidal, Natalia Beristáin
Cinematography
Dariela Ludlow
Editor
Miguel Schverdfinger
Production Design
Sandra Flores
Sound Design
Federico Schmucler
Music
Pedro de Tavira
Cast
Mariana Gajá, Adriana Roel