Young Argentinian director Alexis Dos Santos fulfills the promise of his acclaimed debut Glue with Unmade Beds, a sexy tale of two young people adrift in London. Axl (Fernando Tielve of Guillermo Del Toro's The Devil's Backbone) is a Spanish kid trying to track down the British man who fathered him 20 years ago. Vera (Deborah François of The Page Turner and the award-winning L'Enfant) has come from France to get over a heartbreak. They both wind up living in a wild, bohemian apartment and embark on adventures of discovery and romance. Axl finds out his biological father is a real estate broker and pretends to be in the market for an apartment just so he can get to know his dad. Vera tries hard not to fall in love - she won't even tell a new boyfriend her name - but sometimes the heart knows better. With driving pop music, nights of ecstatic dancing and mornings spent untangling threesomes, Unmade Beds is a dazed and confused tale of youthful possibility.
Michiel Huisman,Iddo Goldberg,Katia Winter,Fernando Tielve,Deborah Francois,Richard Lintern
Alexis Dos Santos' vivid, seductive second feature UNMADE BEDS is a lyrical tale of two solitary expats crossing paths in the cosmopolitan art-rock milieu of a sprawling East London squat.
Axl (Fernando Tielve) arrives in the UK to look for his long-lost father and instead is adopted by the bohemian Mike and Hannah who introduce him to gigs in English pubs and free spirit living. Vera (Deborah Francois) is a French heartbreaker who strikes up a charming romance with X Ray Man until a failed meeting sets her on a quest to recapture traces of time they spent together by taking Polaroids.
An idiosyncratic and atmospheric anti-romance, UNMADE BEDS has screened at Sundance, Berlin and Edinburgh International Film Festivals. Featuring music from Kimya Dawson, Plaster of Paris, (We Are) Performance and Tindersticks as well as many more, UNMADE BEDS is this year's coolest paean to good music, bad hangovers and lost love.