LA CAMA (THE BED) – Screenings at Berlinale

February 8, 2018: LA CAMA is a raw and naturalistic exploration of the intimacy of a couple breaking up.

The first feature-length film of Mónica Lairana will celebrate its world premiere at the section Forum of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and is nominated for the overall sections GWFF Best First Feature Award. The prize will be presented during the official Award Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast. LA CAMA is one of 18 First Feature Films that have been nominated for the Award.

WORLD PREMIERE: Tuesday, February 20th, 9.30 pm, Delphi Filmpalast
Further screenings:
Thursday, February 22nd, 4.15 pm, Cinestar 8
Friday, February 23th, 7.30 pm, CinemaxX 4
Saturday, February 24 th, 10.15 pm, Cubix 9

Director: Mónica Lairana
Argentina 2018, 94 Min.
Cast: Sandra Sandrini, Alejo Mango

Original language & subtitles: Spanish / English
A film produced by Adriana Yurcovich, Mónica Lairana, Rioabajo and GEMA FILMS
in coproduction with Sutor Kolonko, 3 Moinhos and Topkapi Films
supported by Incaa, Ancine, World Cinema Fund, Hubert Bals Fund
and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

The Film
The naked bodies of a woman and a man, collapsed, sitting on the floor with their heads hanging, their sexes exposed. They are grieving, devastated, inert. A couple which is separating, two bodies that try to love each other for the last time and fail.
Jorge (60) and Mabel (59) spend their last 24 hours together as a couple locked in their family home. They eat, fuck, cry and laugh. They dismantle their house, just as they do their relationship.

LA CAMA is an authentic exploration of the private and the intimate and the ordinary daily life. The spectator is a voyeur, a witness, who observes all this intimacy from a certain distance.
Sandra Sandrini and Alejo Mango’s play is utterly touching and subtly nuanced. It displays in every moment the coexisting emotions of a long-term couple’s separation: expressing deep affection and anger, decidedness and desperation, grief and hopefulness at the same time.

The Director
Mónica Lairana (1973) is a filmmaker and actress. Rosa, her first short film competed for the Palme d’Or at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010. Rosa received various awards at international festivals, as did her second short film María (2013) premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2014 Mónica Lairana released Emilia (found footage) as a tribute to the former Argentine Newsreel Sucesos Argentinos at Bafici. As an actress, she has worked on a variety of Argentine feature films, and she has received both film and stage awards for her performances.