Fernando Martín Restelli | Argentinia 2018 | 75 Min.
Pedro works the night shift in empty construction sites. Guarding the lonely walls, he spends his working hours wandering around dark corridors accompanied by an old radio. At the end of his shift, he returns to his house at the periphery of the city, where his young son Juampi awaits him eagerly. Confronted with numerous uncertainties and unacknowledged by the world around him, the single parent Pedro tries to be present for his son.
With an intimate proximity of the camera and a well-balanced cut, Constructions shows us a heartbreaking father-son relationship, between the lonely nights of a father filled with worries about his son’s wellbeing and future and the daily expressions of joy between the two.
Director: Fernando Martín Restelli
Camera and Sound: Guido Nucci, Orlando Rossomando, Juan Francisco Fantin
Editing: Ezequiel Salinas
Producer: Milagros Cabral Montejano, Pablo Cruceño
Best Argentinian Script Award & Special Mention for First Feature by PC Film Directors Association.Mar del Plata International Film Festival. Argentina (2018); Jury Special Mention & Audience Award, FICIC, Cosquín International Independent Film Festival. Argentina (2019); Special Mention International Competition, FicValdivia, Valdivia International Film Festival. Chile (2019)
IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Netherlands (2018); Transcinema, International Film Festival. Peru (2018); Qumra, Doha Film Institute. New Voices. Qatar (2019); DocMontevideo. Uruguay (2019); Festifreak, La Plata International Independent Film Festival. Argentina (2019); Family Film Project. Portugal (2019); Festival de Cine Radical. Bolivia (2019); Black Canvas, Contemporary Film Festival. Mexico (2019); Encuentros Cinematográficos Cámara Lúcida. Ecuador (2019); MIDBO, Muestra Int’l de Cine Documental. Colombia (2019); DocBuenosAires. Argentina (2019); Corriente, Encuentro Latinoamericano de cine de no ficción. Perú (2019)
Fernando Martín Restelli was born in 1991 in Posadas, Misiones. He is an Argentinian filmmaker and producer. In 2016, he made the short film “Merodeo”, which received the Special Jury Prize at FICValdivia. His first feature “Constructions” (2018) had its World Premiere at IDFA First Appearance Competition. He is currently developing his second documentary feature film.