I Don’t Sleep Anymore

Marina Palacio

IndieLisboa 2021 •

Spain, Documentary, 2020, 22′

Miguel and his uncle, Kechus, are making a vampire movie together. Kechus has big hands and a long, lean face (perfect for a vampire) and, with a cape and fangs, he would be flawless in the main role. But Miguel doesn’t like to think of his uncle as a vampire.

Little Miguel wants to make a vampire movie and has the collaboration and enthusiasm of his uncle Kechus. Vampires are elegant, mean and calm; they seduce and terrify, and are particularly fond of children. All thought out and possible scenarios located, maybe the uncle is not the ideal vampire after all, despite the precise physical characteristics. Beyond the construction of this prominent figure in classic horror cinema, the relationship between nephew and uncle stands out, in which fiction so often seems to give way to reality. (Margarida Moz)