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Primero enero


Anfang Januar

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‘And if you win… What do you want? Whatever you want.’ · ‘You and mommy, back together.’

During a summer excursion to the Calamuchita Valley, eight-year-old Valentino is to observe an old family tradition. Urged on by his father, he faces a series of challenges everyone is expected to have mastered at least once in his lifetime: diving into an ice-cold river, scaling a mountain, felling a tree. At first, the quiet young boy acquiesces to everything that is required of him. But all of a sudden, he refuses and starts inventing new rituals, guided by his own feelings and desires. In the isolated natural surroundings, father and son must cautiously negotiate their relationship anew. With its undertones of both farewells and new beginnings, this tentative trip paves the way for the next stage of Valentino's journey towards adulthood.

Darío Mascambroni

Argentina 2016


60 min · Colour

recommendation: 9 years and up


Valentino Rossi (Valentino)
Jorge Rossi (Jorge)
Eva López (Eva)


Written and directed by
Darío Mascambroni
Director of Photography
Nadir Medina
Lucía Torres
Sound Design
Fernando Sarquís
Production Design
Paola Raspo
Assistant Director
Florencia Wehbe
Production Manager
Julian Palacios
Yanina Moyano
Executive Producers
Yanina Moyano, Darío Mascambroni


Darío Mascambroni

Born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1988, after graduating with a degree in film in 2010 he worked as a cameraman for various television, film and advertising projects. In 2014 he co-founded the production company, FEELM. Mochila de plomo, for which he wrote the screenplay, won the Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales' Raymundo Gleyzer Prize and is currently in development. Primero enero (January) is his debut feature film.


2016 Primero enero (January)

Produced by

Yanina Moyano
Córdoba, Argentina

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