The Sleepwalkers (2019)

“As a metaphor, sleepwalking — aka moving blindly into disaster — is pretty well-worn, but Paula Hernández ekes something new from it in The Sleepwalkers, her deliciously observed, tightly focused drama about a family falling apart over a New Year’s vacation. Scripted and shot with an open-eyed attention to psychological detail that belies its title, simmering throughout with tension, Hernández’s fifth feature works on a small canvas, refreshingly making no claims to be anything more than a study of the dynamics at work within one particular family. And despite a denouement that some will see as unearned and even unnecessary, it’s all the better for it”

Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter


  • Orig. title: Los sonámbulos
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Distribution: Meikincine Entertainment
  • Cinematography: Iván Gierasinchuk
  • Editing: Rosario Suárez
  • Music: Pedro Onetto
  • Production design: Aili Chen