Toiling silently amongst the residents of a Barcelona apartment block, doorman Cesar harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy. When he sets his sights on Clara, one of his building’s cheeriest residents, his sick need blossoms into a full-fledged obsession.
After his horror classic REC, Spanish director Jaume Balagueró managed to please genre fans once again with this unsettling thriller. Fueled by a superb performance by Luis Tosar, Sleep Tight manages to build suspense effectively while challenging audiences’ loyalties and expectations.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States