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Constructions (Construcciones)

New Voices in Cinema

Fernando Martín Restelli / Feature Documentary / Argentina, Qatar / 2018 / 75 min / DCP2K
In Spanish / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Social Issues, Family, Creative Documentary
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


  • Wed, Mar 13, 05:00 PM, MIA-A
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Pedro, an ageing security guard, patrols a deserted construction site in Córdoba, Argentina. Accompanied by his trusty radio, he whiles away the twilight hours making figurines from bottle tops. When his shift is over, Pedro returns home to the outskirts of the city and his young son, Juampi. In spite of the difficulties he faces as a single father, he always makes time for his son who is taken care of by a young couple, Jessica and Lucas while Pedro works.

Over time, Juampi grows close to the couple who are planning a new home of their own, and comes to see in Jessica the figure of his absent mother. In an attempt to deepen his relationship with his son, Pedro brings Juampi on a camping trip, hoping that their shared experience will help them reconnect.

In this affecting debut documentary from filmmaker Fernando Restelli, we get an intimate glimpse into the everyday life of a non-traditional family. The camera seems almost invisible to Pedro and Juampi as we share in their touching, genuine moments in this endearing portrait of parental love in the face of economic hardship.

About the Director

Fernando Martín Restelli is a filmmaker, editor and producer born in 1991 in Misiones, Argentina. In 2016, he made the short film 'Merodeo', which received the Special Jury Prize at FICValdivia. His first feature 'Constructions' (2018) had its World Premiere at IDFA First Appearance Competition and participated in Mar del Plata Int’l Film Festival. He is in the process of developing his second documentary feature film. As a producer, he’s currently working on two films of Pablo Martín Weber; 'Echoes From Xinjiang' and 'City of my Dreams'.


Fernando Martín Restelli
Pablo Cruceño / Fernando Martín Restelli
Milagros Cabral Montejano, Pablo Cruceño
Guido Nucci, Orlando Rossomando
Pedro Estabri, Juan Pablo Estabri, Jesica Natalia Quevedo, Lucas Emanuel Queirolo


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