Set in early 90s Buenos Aires, this is an intimate autobiographical portrait of childish adults and mature children muddling through an amicable post-divorce scenario. Intercut with actual home video footage, the director lovingly pays homage to her late father.
Gustavo is a joyfully irresponsible and music-obsessed slacker, idolised by his children but struggling to make child support payments. As the eldest child, 10-year-old Amanda seems wise far beyond her years as they hang out in her dad’s record shop or chaotic flat, but now she will face a difficult decision that truly tests her maturity.
With an energetic soundtrack – by Paraguayan Ska punk band Ripe Banana Skins – and a genuine outburst of love, this is a heart-warming celebration of family.
Short film screening alongside this feature film: Beef
Isabel Coixet presents a Miss Wasabi Films production by debut writer/director Ingride Santos.
A rebellious 10th grade student named Melissa goes head to head with her literature teacher, claiming school offers nothing of use to her. But the discussion triggers the discovery that perhaps they are much closer than they thought.