Unmade Beds (2009)


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Synopsis

Axl wants to find his long-lost father and rediscover his past. Vera just wants to forget hers and move on from recent heartbreak. Their stories interweave as they take up residence in a vibrant, sprawling squat in the melting-pot of London's hip East End.

Learning his father is an estate agent, Axl pretends to be a student looking for an apartment. But the more he discovers about his father's new life, the more difficult it is for Axl to admit who he really is. Meanwhile, Vera embarks on a tentative romance with a charasmatic stranger. To protect herself from further heartbreak, she insists on total anonymity - but becomes the victim of her own strategy when she finds herself falling in love.


Awards

Audience Award - Crossing Europe Film Festival
Special Jury Prize - Pyongyang
Crystal Arrow for Best Film - Les Arcs
Best Film Made in the Midlands - Richard Attenborough Film Awards
Quebec Film Critics Award (Special Mention) - Montréal Festival of New Cinema

Nominations

Grand Jury Prize - Sundance Film Festival
Michael Powell Award - EIFF

Festivals

  • Sundance Film Festival 2009
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009
  • Berlin International Film Festival 2009
  • New Directors / New Films, New York 2009
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival 2009
  • Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz 2009
  • Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, Norway 2009
  • Of Camer, Poland 2009
  • International Istanbul Film Festival 2009
  • San Francisco International Film Festival 2009
  • Brussels European Film Festival 2009
  • Taipei Film Festival 2009
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
  • ScreenLit Film Festival, Nottingham 2009
  • Los Angeles Film Festival 2009
  • Provincetown International Film Festival 2009
  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2009
  • New Zealand Film Festival 2009
  • Durban International Film Festival 2009
  • Jecheon International Music & Film Festival 2009
  • Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children & Youth 2009
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival 2009
  • Milano Film Festival 2009
  • Calgary International Film Festival 2009
  • Festival Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal 2009
  • Pyongyang International Film Festival, North Korea 2009
  • New British Film Festival, Moscow 2009
  • Scanorama Film Festival, Vilnius 2009
  • Norrköping Film Festival, Sweden 2009
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2009
  • Tallinn Black Night Film Festival 2009
  • Ljubljana International Film Festival 2009
  • Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina 2009
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece 2009
  • Gijón International Film Festival, Spain 2009
  • Les Arcs European Film Festival, France 2009
  • European Film Festival, Singapore 2010