MPI Media Group has announced its acquisition at the Cannes Film Market of all North American rights to Sleep Tight (Mientras Duermes), a psychological thriller from director Jaume Balaguero that we’ve been talking about for some time around these parts, and provided a new still.
From the Press Release:
Sleep Tight will be released theatrically in the fall of 2012 through MPI’s genre arm, Dark Sky Films. The theatrical release will be followed by VOD and DVD availability.
The North American distribution deal was negotiated by Greg Newman, Executive VP of MPI Media Group, and Ivan Diaz of Filmax.
Sleep Tight is a Filmax Entertainment and Castelao Pictures production, produced by Julio Fernandez. Written by Alberto Marini (Films to Keep You Awake), Sleep Tight stars Luis Tosar (The Limits of Control) as Cesar, an apartment building doorman who keeps very close tabs on the residents’ private lives and whose only happiness comes from others’ misery. One building resident in particular, the cheery, happy-go-lucky Clara (Marta Etura; The Impossible), makes his skin crawl. He becomes determined to do whatever it takes to wipe the smile off her face.
Tense and disturbing, Sleep Tight has been nominated for more than 20 awards in Spain and won six Gaudi Awards, including Best Director for Jaume Balaguero, Best Actor for Luis Tosar, and Best Screenplay.
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