Los miembros de la familia

Family Members
An empty house near a small town on Argentina’s Atlantic coast. Following their mother’s death, siblings Gilda and Lucas have moved in for a short time to pay their last respects.
In his second film, Mateo Bendesky quietly and magically tells the story of a daughter and a son who find themselves stranded. A bus company strike means that returning to Buenos Aires is now impossible. Card reading, parties and fitness on the beach provide Gilda and Lucas with remedies against boredom. Gradually, more and more people enter their microcosm, and the boundaries of their personalities begin to shift. Their search for traces of their own past reveals present-day secrets. The beach becomes the venue for spontaneous fight clubs, memories are washed up, and the afterlife begins to communicate with the here and now. The tides change. And, at the end of this subtly humorous tale about the mysteries of growing up, nothing is as it was.
by Mateo Bendesky
with Tomás Wicz, Laila Maltz, Alejandro Russek
Argentina 2019 Spanish 86’ Colour


  • Tomás Wicz (Lucas)
  • Laila Maltz (Gilda)
  • Alejandro Russek (Guido)


Written and Directed by Mateo Bendesky
Cinematography Roman Kasseroller
Editing Ana Godoy
Music Santiago Palenque
Sound Design Santiago Fumagalli
Sound Santiago Fumagalli
Production Design Mirella Hoijman
Costumes Analía Bernabé
Casting Iair Said, Katia Szechtman
Assistant Director Martin Vilela
Production Manager Florencia Clérico
Producers Agustina Costa Varsi, Mateo Bendesky, Diego Dubcovsky
Executive Producer Agustina Costa Varsi

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Produced by

Volpe Films

Mateo Bendesky

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1989, he graduated with a film degree from the Universidad del Cine (FUC) in 2011. His graduation film Acá adentro and short El ser magnético competed in several festivals. In 2016 he was selected as a participant of the TIFF Talent Lab at Toronto International Film Festival and won a MacDowell Fellowship to complete the screenplay for Los miembros de la familia. Thanks to a Bicentenary Fellowship from Argentina’s Fondo Nacional de las Artes, he made the short film Nosotros solos in 2017 which went on to screen at festivals including IFF Rotterdam.


2013 Acá adentro (In Here) 2015 El ser magnético (The Magnetic Nature); short film 2017 Nosotros solos (Together Alone); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019