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The film shows twelve hours in the life of a family consisting of four-year-old Santiago, his mother René, his father Juan and his grandmother Virginia, René's mother. It is nine o'clock on a Saturday morning. Juan invites his wife René and his son Santiago to spend the day at the beach. Santiago accepts, but René decides to pick up her sick mother from the clinic and spend the day with her in the country. Santiago and Juan's trip brings them closer together. The day consists of long walks, shared jokes, small lies, unanswered questions – until silence becomes a one-way trip. But René and Virginia's trip outlines the map of a mute farewell. On this day, all four family members experience a journey to a different time: a time of encountering the small things in life that add new meaning to the relationships between parents and children of different generations. These encounters drive the plot toward an event that creates a radical change in our sense of things and causes us to ask what is actually alive in ourselves. This film is a contribution to the New Sobriety cinema of Argentina: with long shots, minimal dialogue, and a minimalist narrative structure that no longer wants to describe a wider social environment, but to illuminate people's inner states and closest relationships.

Production: Barakacine Producciones (Buenos Aires)

Screenplay: Inés de Oliveira Cézar, Daniel Veronese

Cinematographer: Gerardo Silvatici

Composer: Martin Pavlowski

Cast: Roxana Berco, Guillermo Arengo, Augustín Ignacio Alcoba, Mariana Sánchez

Format/screen ratio: 35mm, 1:1.85, Color

Running time: 90 min., 24 frames/sec.

Language: Spanish

Funded by:

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