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La Familia
Dir.: Gustavo Rondón Córdova | 82 minutes

La Familia

Venezuela, Chile, Norway 2017 | 82 minutes | Spanish | Hebrew, English subtitles

Andrés and his son Pedro live in an impoverished neighbourhood in Caracas, Venezuela’s capital. This is not an ideal environment for children: drug dealers conduct their business in plain sight, and street violence is the norm. In these conditions, it seems like there is only one way to survive but to grow up quickly, embrace machismo culture, and counter every threat with a threat. When Pedro pushes the limit, things get complicated, and Andrés realizes they need to leave. Moving from one hiding place to another, they are followed by someone thirsty for blood. Gustavo Rondón Córdova’s spirited debut showcases his multiple talents, while making the most of Caracas’s urban landscapes and the unique dynamic between the two lead actors.