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Twelve Nails


It’s early in the morning. Ana sleeps alone in a double bed. The cell phone rings and Ana, stunned, turns on the light on the nightstand, shaking away her sleep. With a certain resentment, she gets out of bed and at 2 AM on one of those days that smoke comes out of the mouth, she begins the task of washing, dressing, putting on makeup, walking down the avenue and getting into a taxi that takes her to the other end of the city, to enter something more than the darkness of night. A course of hours. An emotional hinge that navigates the last stretch of a relationship.

Director's bio

Paula Hernández (Argentina, 1969) studied at the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires, was a fellow of the Berlinale Talent Campus, and has received funds from Visions Sud Est Fund, Global Film Initiative, Equinoxe TBC, Berlinale Co-production Market, Ibermedia Program. With his first feature film, “Herencia” (2001) won among other prizes the award of Best First Feature in the national competition of first films in the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts of Argentina (INCAA). “Lluvia” (2008) won the Special Jury Prize and the Best Actress Award at the Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival and Best Film at Mannheim Film Festival. “The Sleepwalkers” had its world premiere at TIFF (Platform Competition), and was selected among others for the San Sebastian Film Festival (HL), AFI Fest, Chicago International Film Festival, and Festival of the New Latin American Cinema of Havana, where it received the Coral Award for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actress.

Cast & Crew

  • Year: 2017
  • Direction: Paula Hernández
  • Production Companies: Maravillacine
  • Producers: Paula Hernández, Paula Zyngierman
  • Length: 15'
  • Cast: Valeria Lois, Edgardo Castro
  • Script: Paula Hernández
  • DoP: Iván Gierasinchuk
  • Editing: Rosario Suarez
  • Sound Design: Martín Grignaschi
  • Production Design: Julieta Dolinsky


Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (2017)