"Family Members" follows Lucas and Gilda as they travel to a small Argentine beach town to fulfill the last wishes of their recently deceased mother: scatter her remains in the ocean.
Gilda, still affected by her recent stay at a rehab center and obsessed with her “bad energy,” tries countless therapies and divination methods in order to find some meaning in the world.
The film is the second feature from writer/director Mateo Bendesky, and is produced by Agustina Costa Varsi. Bendesky and Varsi will also attend the Rotterdam Film Festival’s co-production market, CineMart, with their next feature project together, “Le fiebre.”
Lucas, obsessed with bodybuilding and contact fighting, finds the town fertile ground for exploring his sexuality and the limits of his body. The siblings find themselves stranded in the town by a bus strike.
Trapped in this limbo, the two confront the empty space left by their mother’s suicide as they bid farewell to their adolescence and face the ambiguity of life.” />
Variety has been given an exclusive first look of the film's trailer. Patra Spanou has picked up world sales rights to "Los miembros de la familia" (Family Members), which will world premiere in the Berlin Film Festival's Panorama section.

• A Laboratory Focus, spotlighting recent lab restorations, on Oct. 18.” />
16-19. As this year’s “Great Witness,” Den Hamer will offer insights from her unique experience in both market co-ordination and festival management as she introduces the 6th edition of the Lumière Festival’s MIFC, which runs Oct. She will also take part in several events during the market.
The 10th Lumière Festival in Lyon, France, is bringing the heritage film sectors of western and eastern Europe into focus as part of its International Classic Film Market (MIFC) this year, with a keynote by Sandra Den Hamer, director of the Netherlands’ EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, and a look at Poland's ambitious film restoration program.
As EYE director, Den Hamer oversees an institute that plays a key role in the Netherlands’ film heritage and preservation sector as well as in cinematographic innovation and promotion.
• The heritage video publishers’ showcase of upcoming releases, on Oct. 16.
A Laboratory Focus, spotlighting recent lab restorations, on Oct. • An exhibitors’ program, which presents special screenings of heritage labeled titles, on Oct. 18. 18.
The MIFC is also honoring Poland as this year’s guest country. The Polish Film Institute in working closely with the country’s leading film industry players on an ambitious project to restore 150 films in the next five years, thanks to the E.U.-funded Digital Poland Program. 17. As part of the market focus on Poland, a panel discussion will be devoted to the country’s film restoration program on Oct.
Other key events this year include:
Prior to joining the EYE Filmmuseum, Den Hamer served as the director of the Rotterdam Film Festival, from 2000 to 2007, as well as coordinator of CineMart and the Hubert Bals Fund.
16. • A major networking lunch, which opens the market on Oct.