What a great, surreal little nightmare this is. You Are Awake is a psychological horror short film that is much, much better seen than described. In four minutes it manages to be unsettling, alarming, jarring, eerie, so many things. A bit narration heavy? Who cares? This is excellent work.
Director Pedro Martín-Calero has an outstanding style and vision. Not to get too film-geeky about this, but that dolly zoom shot into the mirror alone is superb. I’m sure someone else out there can point to a movie moment where it’s been done before, but I can’t think of one. Who is this guy? The godchild of Tarsem and Hitchcock? Exorbitant praise, I know, but did you see what I just saw? Why isn’t this guy attached to the one of the best psychological horror/thriller scripts in the world already? Somebody hire this man. Please. Immediately.