LOS MODERNOS

MODERNS

By Marcela MATTA, Mauro SARSER

ACTODEVIOLENCIA CINE - as PROD

First film - Post-Production 2015

Three couples struggle between fatherhood, professional achievement and sexual freedom.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • URUGUAY
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marcela MATTA, Mauro SARSER
    • Writer(s)
    • Marcela MATTA, Mauro SARSER
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcela MATTA (Actodeviolencia Producciones), Nefeli FORNI
    • Synopsis
    • The particular circumstances that the characters go through in ​Moderns reflect the variety of conflicts that face their entire generation. Personal, professional or artistic success is a subject that concerns us all and contributes a central role in our lives. Accepting compromises in relationships and facing the question of paternity become milestones that remain distant insofar as they are delayed indefinitely in the name of 
      present circumstances.

      The protagonists are Clara and Fausto, a couple, both aware of the unconventional reality of their romantic ties.She is a professional, divorced with two kids, who has already experienced the illusion of marriage and its subsequent downfall. He is an immature, pedantic and grumpy intellectual who fancies himself an artist and rides on Clara’s coattails to carry forward his projects. When she fantasizes with the possibility of securing her relationship having a child together, he refuses fervently due to the dread he feels at the idea of becoming an adult and ceasing to be the centre of his own world. This attitude makes Clara decide to break­up and try to start building up a new life through a radical change: dating a woman, Ana. Eventually, Fausto will also start another relationship with actress and director Fernanda. But a love triangle will soon build and come in between their plans.

      On the other hand there is Martin and Paula, friends of the previous couple, who have a very different profile and follow a more traditional path. Martin works in publicity but also has artistic aspirations. Yet Paula is focused in concreting her lifestyle as to be able to assume her maternity as soon as possible. This implies dissuading Martin so that he can resign to his vocation and be ascended at work.   
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