Magazine article Screen International

'The Sleepwalkers' Director Reveals Follow-Up to TIFF Platform Entry (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

'The Sleepwalkers' Director Reveals Follow-Up to TIFF Platform Entry (Exclusive)

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Rita Cortese from Wild Tales, Valeria Lois to star.

Argentinian director Paula Hernández, in TIFF for her Platform selection The Sleepwalkers (Los Sonámbulos), has outlined details of her next film, Las Siameses.

Like The Sleepwalkers, the upcoming project also trains its sights on maternal relations. “It’s about a mother and daughter who take a trip to the beach,” Hernández told Screen, although she promises there will be “much more humour” in her new film.

Rita Cortese from Wild Tales and Hernández’s 2001 drama Inheritance will star opposite Valeria Lois from The Sleepwalkers as the daughter.

Juan Pablo Miller’s Argentinian Tarea Fina is producing, and Argentina’s national film body INCAA funds Las Siameses. Hernández wants to move quickly, given the deteriorating economic situation in Argentina after Conservative president Mauricio Macri’s shock loss in the primary elections last month. …

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