Open 24 h

de Carles Torras



Héctor works as a night watchman. During the day he has to take care of his brother who suffers from a physical and mental handicap. Héctor makes a huge effort, day after day he struggles to get ahead, but his headaches seem to never end. He has a pending trial, his job is suffocating him more and more, his father is abusive... All of this plunges Héctor into an emotional lethargy that it might be dangerous for him to wake up from. Carles Torras directs a disturbing black and white film, with the camera in a permanent state of restless sleep, that slowly introduces the spectator into a terrifyingly real nightmare.


Carles Torras

Barcelona, 1974. Studied film directing at the C.E.C.C. in Barcelona. He was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus and was also trained in dramatic arts to perfect actor directing. He has directed Joves (04), Trash (09) and Open 24h.

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Noves Visions - Especials
Original language: Spanish, Catalan