Website: Unconscious Official Site Art Director: John Beal
Best Foreign Language Film – HBO Comedy Arts Festival
Grand Jury Prize (nominee): 2005 Sundance Film Festival
Best Supporting Actress (nominee): 2005 Goya Awards
Best Screenplay (nominee): 2005 Goya Awards
Best Costume Design (nominee): 2005 Goya Awards
Best Original Score (nominee): 2005 Goya Awards
Best Make-up and Hair (nominee): 2005 Goya Awards
From acclaimed Spanish director Joaquín Oristrell, Unconscious is a delightful period comedy that questions sexual taboos in Barcelona in the early 20th century, yet resonates with a modern sensibility. With the beginnings of psychoanalysis and a visit from Freud as a leitmotiv and background, brother and sister-in-law Salvador and Alma become involved in a search for her missing husband. Hypnosis, love, danger, and every imaginable taboo are intertwined.
Leonor Watling (Bad Education) is simply outstanding as nine-months pregnant Alma, a neurotic yet lovable character. As the love-struck Salvador, Luis Tosar (Miami Vice) confirms himself as one of Spain’s greatest actors. The couple’s chemistry helps make this film a rare and special treasure.