A family holiday to a popular Brazilian beach resort doesn’t go quite as planned in this wry Argentine comedy from writer-director Ana Katz.
Dir Ana Katz
Prod Nicolás Avruj, Beto Gauss, Camila Groch, Diego Lerman, Ana Katz, Francesco Civita
Scr Ana Katz, Daniel Katz
With Mercedes Morán, Gustavo Garzón, Marco Ricca
Sales Film Factory Entertainment
When Lucrecia and Pedro head for Florianópolis with teenagers Julian and Florencia in tow, they soon realise the destination has changed significantly since their last visit. Bickering adolescents and a marriage that isn’t as solid as it appears result in tensions that prove difficult to navigate. Add to that the distractions on offer from the ebullient Marco, his good-looking son César and his ex-girlfriend Larisa, and the family of four soon find themselves pulled in different directions with unexpected and frequently hilarious results. An engaging, low-key romantic comedy, Katz’s film is a genuine family affair – the screenplay was co-written with her brother Daniel, and the two children are played, respectively, by stars Manuela Martinez and Joaquín Garzón’s own daughter and son.