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UNMADE BEDS (M)

UK, 2009 (MIFF 2009, International Panorama)

Director: Alexis Dos Santos

“A stylish ode to the ache of youthful passions set against a chic and multi-cultural London.” - Screen International

Two young foreigners in London - one searching for his father, the other for love - engage in all the excesses of an inner-urban party lifestyle.

Axl, played by dreamboat actor Fernando Tielve (Pan's Labyrinth), is a Spaniard on a mission to track down his estranged British father, while Vera, a mysterious Belgian girl (Déborah François, The Child, MIFF 05) recently dumped by her boyfriend, embarks on an anonymous affair with a charismatic stranger. Recalling the playfulness of Wong Kar-wai, this second feature from Alexis Dos Santos (Glue, MIFF 07) is a hip-but-heartfelt exploration of a hedonistic partying and bed-hopping lifestyle, all scored to a thumping Brit-infused indie soundtrack.

Director Alexis Dos Santos is a guest of the Festival.

D/S Alexis Dos Santos P Peter Ettedgui, Soledad Gatti-Pascual Dist Madman Entertainment L English, French, Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009

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