(Una especie de familia)

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Diego Lerman

Country: Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Una especie de familia

Running Time: 95min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Knight Competition

Upon learning that a child she plans to adopt is soon to be born, Malena (Spanish actress Barbara Lennie) travels from Buenos Aires to Argentina’s Misiones Province brimming with hope. It is only upon arrival, however, that Malena is informed of the biological mother’s demands for much more money than was agreed upon, prompting Malena to petition her estranged husband for help—inciting a legally and ethically thorny journey in which numerous small compromises are dwarfed by a deep-seated maternal impulse.

This sensitive, intelligent drama from director Diego Lerman stands poised at the intersection of biological instinct and social responsibility, raising difficult questions and sustaining our conflicted sympathies. The stakes are high for everyone in A Sort of Family, though the character with the most to lose or gain is the one who doesn’t yet have a voice.

This film is also featured in the 2018 Film Festival’s HBO Ibero American Competition film category.


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Director: Diego Lerman
Producer: Nicolás Avruj, Diego Lerman
Screenwriter: Diego Lerman, María Meira
Executive Producer: Nicolás Avruj
Production Company: Campo Cine

Music: José Villalobos
Cinematographer: Wotjek Staron
Editor: Alejandro Brodersohn

Cast: Bárbara Lennie, Daniel Aráoz, Claudio Tolcachir, Yanina Ávila, Paula Cohen

Diego Lerman

Diego Lerman is an Argentine filmmaker. His films Mientras tanto (06), Servicios prestados (07), The Invisible Eye (10) and Refugiado (14), for which he won 3 Argentine Academy Awards, have all screened at Miami Film Festival. A Sort of Family (17) was partially developed with the support of a grant from Miami Film Festival and The Related Group.

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