Unmade Beds

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Unmade beds
Directed by Alexis Dos Santos
Produced by
  • Peter Ettedgui
  • Soledad Gatti-Pascual
Written by
  • Alexis Dos Santos
  • Marianela Maldonado
Cinematography Jakob Ihre
Edited by Olivier Bugge Coutté
Distributed by Soda Pictures
Release dates
  • 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]
Country United Kingdom
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Unmade Beds is a 2009 British comedy-drama film directed by Argentine film director Alexis Dos Santos. The film was featured at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and at Febiofest 2010.[2]


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


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