Berlinale

The Bed (La cama)

Synopsis
It’s a hot summer in Buenos Aires. George (58) and Mabel (56) spend their last 24 hours together as a couple, locked in their family home. The house has been sold, and now they have to dismantle it and to divide up all their material belongings before the moving van arrives. That morning, Jorge and Mabel try to fuck in several positions, but it’s all in vain. They both end up crying. The rest of the day, locked in their home, they move furniture, eat, have a shower, laugh, pack things, cry, laugh again, find their dead cat, bury their cat, play with their dog, throw away stuff. And in the middle of these emotional ups and downs, they say goodbye to each other.

Director’s Note
The Bed, my first feature-length film, revolves mostly around the bodies of an old man and a woman, who, after 30 years of marriage, are forced to spend their last 24 hours together before finally separating.

Argentina
Director: Mónica Lairana
Producers: Gema Films (Argentina), Sutor Kolonko (Germany), Topkapi Films (The Netherlands)
German WCF partner: Sutor Kolonko (Germany)
World sales: tbc

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in July 2016
Funding amount: 30,000 €