Clota and Stella are mother and daughter; they live by themselves in an old family house confined by an endogenous routine. One day, Stella receives the news that her father has died and that she has inherited two small apartments located in a desolate seaside town. Stella decides to set out on a trip to discover that miracle which appears as the last possibility to finally become independent, but Clota perceives it as a surgical and terrifying separation.
Paula Hernández (Argentina, 1969) studied at the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires, was a fellow of the Berlinale Talent Campus, and has received funds from Visions Sud Est Fund, Global Film Initiative, Equinoxe TBC, Berlinale Co-production Market. With his first feature film, ‘Inheritance’ (2001) she won among other prizes the award of Best First Feature in the national competition of first films in the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts of Argentina (INCAA). ‘Rain’ (2008) won the Special Jury Prize and the Best Actress Award at the Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival and Best Film at Mannheim Film Festival. ‘The Sleepwalkers’ had its world premiere at TIFF (Platform Competition), and was selected among others for the San Sebastian Film Festival (HL), AFI Fest, the Chicago International Film Festival, and the Festival of the New Latin American Cinema of Havana, where it received the awards for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actress.