Fall Grants 2017
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.
- Fernando Martín Restelli
- Pablo Cruceño / Fernando Martín Restelli
- Milagros Cabral Montejano, Pablo Cruceño
- Production Company
- Periferia Cine
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'.
Awards and Festival History
"IDFA 2018, Competition for First Appearance (WP)
Transcinema Festival Int'l de Cine 2018
Qumra 2019, New Voices
Bannabá Fest 2019
Festival de Cine Radical 2019
Black Canvas, Contemporary FF 2019
"Best Argentinian Script Award and Special Mention for First Feature by PC Film Directors Association, Mar del Plata Film Fest Mar del Plata 2018
Jury Special Mention, Audience Award and Best Local Film by APAC Cordoba Producers Association, FICIC Cosquin