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.
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.
Berlin International Film Festival 2018, Forum
Key festivals and awards
Berlin International Film Festival 2018, New Horizons Film Festival 2018, Best director and best actress awards Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2018; Kerala International Film Festival 2018
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 €