Family Members is a tale of love, loss and fitness, announces a poster for Mateo Bendesky’s film. Following the death of their mother—a woman who trained in Brazilian jiu-jitsu—teenage Lucas and his mysterious older sister, Gilda, a mystical sort, travel to the Atlantic coast. They want to say good-bye to their mother in the place where she wanted to be laid to rest. Because of a bus drivers’ strike, however, they can't get back to Buenos Aires. Trapped in a sleepy town, the siblings look for ways to kill time. They get a chance not only to enjoy themselves but also to grow closer, as they learn a few things about one another and about themselves. This extraordinary picture of the ordinary life of Argentinian youth is both warm and melancholy and, above all, extremely funny. Family Members, Mateo Bendesky's second full-length film, premiered in the Panorama section at the last Berlin Festival, where it competed for a Teddy Award.
Mateo Bendesky was born in 1989 in Buenos Aires, where he graduated from the Universidad del Cine. He has already garnered some attention for his debut film, Acá adentro, and for two shorts. El ser magnético and his picture about the lives of children, Nosotros solos, were screened at festivals in Cannes, Rotterdam and Toronto.His latest work, Family Members, premiered at this year's Berlinale.
2013 Acá adentro / In Here
2015 El ser magnético / The Magnetic Nature (short)
2017 Nosotros solos / Together Alone (short)
2019 Członkowie rodziny / Los miembros de la familia / Family Members