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Los Sonámbulos introduction

Introduced by Dr Ignacio Aguiló, University of Manchester, on Mon 16 Mar.

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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, HOME is temporarily closed and this event will no longer be taking place.

We do not know yet how long this closure will last, but this will be at least until the end of March 2020. We will attempt to reschedule as many events as possible and if this is not possible, we will be contacting ticketholders to refund cancelled shows.

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When three generations of a family gather at their country house to celebrate New Year’s Eve one hot Argentinian summer, numerous tensions simmer under the surface, pushing the women in particular to their limits. Luisa worries about her teenage daughter Ana’s sleepwalking habit, as well as Ana’s vulnerability as she enters puberty. Meanwhile Luisa struggles to relate to her husband or the rest of his family, not least his mother; Memé is an imposing matriarch presiding over the ancestral home and family publishing business, and also the numerous toxic relationships.

Thanks to lengthy script work and extensive backstories, often only hinted at, this is a wonderfully immersive experience that skilfully builds towards a shocking climax, with an exceptionally sensitive approach to violence against women.