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Unmade Beds (2009 film)

Unmade Beds is a 2009 British comedy-drama film directed Alexis Dos Santos and starring Fernando Tielve, Déborah François, Michiel Huisman, Iddo Goldberg, Richard Lintern, and starring Katia Winter. The film was featured at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and at Febiofest 2010.[2]

Unmade beds
Directed byAlexis Dos Santos
Produced by
  • Peter Ettedgui
  • Soledad Gatti-Pascual
Written by
  • Alexis Dos Santos
  • Marianela Maldonado
CinematographyJakob Ihre
Edited byOlivier Bugge Coutté
Distributed bySoda Pictures
Release date
  • 16 January 2009 (2009-01-16) (Sundance)
  • 2 September 2009 (2009-09-02) (United States)
  • 11 December 2009 (2009-12-11) (United Kingdom)
Running time
97 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian


The film tells the story of a couple of young people trying to deal with their life problems. A 20-year-old boy from Spain, Axl, travels to London to find his father who left during his childhood and who Axl doesn't remember anything about. A Belgian girl, Vera, came to London to overcome a recent breakup. They both try alcohol, random sex encounters, dancing, and music, but neither of them finds what they are looking for - until one day they meet and are then ready to move on with their lives.[2]



The film uses quick razor cuts with blurred background and various sound changes to deliver the natural experience of the environment and the feeling of people involved.


  • 2009: Nominated for Grand Jury Prize - World Cinema / Dramatic during Sundance Film Festival
  • 2009: Won Crystal Arrow at Les Arcs European Film Festival
  • 2009: Won Quebec Film Critics Award / Special Mention at Montréal Festival of New Cinema


  1. ^ "UNMADE BEDS (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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