FAMILY MEMBERS (LOS MIEMBROS DE LA FAMILIA) New Auteurs

FAMILY MEMBERS (LOS MIEMBROS DE LA FAMILIA)

Talent attending: Mateo Bendesky (Director)

After the death of their mother, siblings Gilda and Lucas reluctantly return to their quiet coastal hometown to scatter her remains in the ocean. After the announcement of a nationwide bus strike, they are unable to make the quick retreat they had hoped for. The two occupy a space heavy with emptiness, memories and regret and, with this sudden and unexpected reunion, they find boredom more readily surmountable than grief and difficult conversations are just out of reach. Passing time until the strike ends, Lucas develops a crush on a local fitness obsessive while Gilda sends nude photos to her boyfriend in Buenos Aires. In this poetic sophomore feature from Argentinian Mateo Bendesky, coming-of-age, sexual awakening and navigating adult relationships with family members becomes a whimsical affair, both frightening and magical. –Malin Kan

Born in Buenos Aires, Mateo Bendesky graduated from the Universidad del Cine (FUC). He has directed the feature films FAMILY MEMBERS (LOS MIEMBROS DE LA FAMILIA) (Berlinale 2019) and ACÁ ADENTRO (BAFICI 2013), and the short films EL SER MAGNÉTICO (Cannes Cinéfondation 2015) and NOSOTROS SOLOS (Toronto 2017). His films have played numerous international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Rotterdam, and Mar del Plata. In 2016, he was selected as a participant for TIFF Talent Lab. He has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Argentinian National Endowment for the Arts.

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Details

Country: Argentina

Year: 2019

Director: Mateo Bendesky

Screenwriter: Mateo Bendesky

Producers: Agustina Costa Varsi, Diego Dubcovsky, Mateo Bendesky

Director of Photography: Roman Kasseroller

Editor: Ana Godoy

Production Designer: Mirella Hoijman

Music: Santiago Palenque

Cast/Featuring: Tomas Wicz, Laila Maltz, Alejandro Russek

Running Time (minutes): 85 min

Language: Spanish

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