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Family - Post-Production 2018

The love story between an ALS patient and her inseparable life partner.

& Awards

REC Tarragona Film Festival 2017 (WIP) 2017
Primer Test Award (Work in Progress)
I 2017
Fondo Nacional de las Artes en Argentina – Honorable Mention
San Sebastian FF 2018
Horizontes Latinos
Thessaloniki International Doc Film Festival – Agora Docs in Progress 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Family, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Eugenio CANEVARI
    • Writer(s)
    • Eugenio CANEVARI
    • Producer(s)
    • Eugenio CANEVARI, . . (Waking Films), . . (Mamá Húngara Cine and Chroma Teatre)
    • Synopsis
    • Stella, an Argentinian living illegally in Spain, spends her days at home watching western movies on TV. Since her diagnosis with ALS, her health has deteriorated: she cannot speak and she can barely walk. Paco, her partner, takes care of her 24 hours a day. He tries to lift her spirits with his jokes, but his health is also worsening as he carries on smoking and drinking. They are visited occasionally by Stella´s daughter, Valeria, who, to avoid this reality, goes out partying more and more. The situation intensifies when Paco is admitted to the hospital — Valeria must then move into her mother's house and take care of her. 'Figures' shows the struggle against ALS by an actual family that has been ignored by the establishment.