She Doesn’t Want to Sleep Alone

Amanda is a young woman with a problem: if she’s alone, she can’t sleep. Her solution is to fill her nights with a string of casual lovers, while by day she looks for a job. Amanda’s world is turned upside down when she is suddenly forced to look after her eccentric elderly grandmother, Dolores, a former actress battling alcoholism and dementia. Though she mostly lives through her memories of past glories, Dolores is able to understand Amanda’s difficulties, and over time the two women find themselves forming a tender bond.

She Doesn’t Want to Sleep Alone (2012)




Spanish, with English subtitles




Natalia Beristain

Natalia Beristain

Natalia Beristain

Natalia Beristain graduated from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica film school in Mexico City with a degree in film directing. Her short film Bananafish (2006) won the best Mexican short film award at the Morelia International Film Festival. She Doesn’t Want to Sleep Alone is her feature film debut.

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