Martín Rejtman | Comedy, Romance

2019 | 19 minutes | Argentina

Federico decides to separate from Magda but Magda beats him to the punch in this deadpan comedy by Martín Rejtman.


Federico, is in his mid-twenties and lives alone in Buenos Aires. The day his grandmother dies, he decides to part with his girlfriend Magda. He fears hurting her. But when the time comes, she beats him to it. She is laid-back, feisty and not even close to feeling hurt. He is however, especially when he learns that she already has someone new. But then he finds the potato knishes in the freezer that his recently departed grandmother gave him and everything changes.

A master of deadpan comedy, award-winning filmmaker Martín Rejtman first gained recognition as part of the new wave of Argentine cinema. Rejtman’s stage is the microcosm of the Argentine society, which he deciphers in carefully composed images with a sparsely told story and a directing approach in defiance of retro realism.

Main credits

Rejtman, Martín (film director)
Rejtman, Martín (screenwriter)
Marotta, María Victoria (film producer)
Solmonese, Ignacio (actor)
Posleman, Valentina (actor)
Visconti, Laura (actor)

Other credits

Cinematography, Federico Lastra; editing, Andrés Medina; music, Diego Vainer.

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Kyiv International Short Film Festival - Jury's Special Mention; Berlin International Film Festival; Miami Jewish Film Festival; San Francisco International Film Festival; New York Film Festival; BAFICI Buenos International Independent Film Festival; Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Martín Rejtman


YEAR: 2019

GENRE: Comedy, Romance


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adult



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