Sundance Review: ‘Unmade Beds’
I wasn’t sure what to expect from ‘Unmade Beds’ based on the synopsis and other things I had heard. What I got was a UK art-house flick about a couple of 20 something drifters who made it from bed to bed while trekking through Europe. Axl keeps count of all of the beds he has slept in since he left home on his journey. He was up to 20 until he landed himself in a communal home/bar and gets to live with them for free. The main goal of his journey to find his dad and see why he abandoned him.
The other story is follows is from a girl named Vera who seems to have recently gotten her heart broken. She goes around taking pictures of all of the beds she sleeps in with a Polaroid camera. She meets a guy at random and starts a low key love affair with him.
The stories finally come together towards the end of the movie with both Axl and Vera have a chance encounter and she leaves him something that he can remember.
The movie was very art house and was visually stunning, but the story is strung together and at points things seem to make very little sense. All in all its a great film that deserves to be seen just understand that the story is a little slow, just keep watching.