Final Trailer for Jaume Balaguero’s ‘Sleep Tight’
Jaume Balaguero is always an interesting filmmaker to follow. In 1994, Balagueró directed the short film Alicia which won the prize for Best Short film at the Sitges Film Festival. Later Balagueró returned with the short Days without Light (1995), which achieved similar success on the festival circuit. His feature-length film debut was The Nameless, based on the novel by Ramsey Campbell, which won several awards including Best Film at the Fant-Asia Film Festival. It was there that I discovered the director and ever since I’ve followed his career closely. He’s probably best known for co-directing the increasingly popular [REC] franchise, but in between each instalment he works on a separate projects. His next feature to be released is Sleep Tight, a new thriller which centres on an eternally depressed Barcelona doorman whose only interest is sharing his unhappiness with others. We’ve already posted a few teasers for the film but they were all somewhat disappointing. However the new and final trailer is very promising, and good enough to match the great poster seen above.
Here is the synopsis:
Cesar works as a doorman in a Barcelona apartment building. Happiness eludes him and he feels the need to reaffirm his reasons for living on a daily basis. He goes about his day to day work mainly unnoticed by the residents of the building, but he pays close attention to them. He knows all the intimate details of their lives, everything about them, especially one of them. Clara is a happy-go-lucky young woman, who always looks on the positive side of things. Her cheery attitude to life makes Cesar’ skin crawl. He won’t be happy until he has wiped that smile of her face once and for all, because Cesar feeds off other people’s pain. He delights in the unhappiness and anguish of others and he loves nothing more than to plant the seed of misery and watch it grow. In Clara he has found the perfect target, and he will go to extreme lengths to make her life miserable. But Cesar is starting to get a bit too cocky, and soon his carefully thought out plans will start to unravel… Luckily for him, he has one last ace up his sleeve.