Thomas, a man in his thirties who is in in charge of an empty land deep in the plains, with his infant son Albert, buries his wife after her sudden death.
It's the first night alone for Thomas. He sits in the yard of their house to get drunk and cry.
On the next morning he is awakened by Albert and his hunger cries. With the confusion of novelty, the father uses his instincts to take care of his child.
But sadness lurks in the loneliness of their home. One night, Thomas falls asleep to avoid it. Another, he begins drinking.
Choking with his feelings, with alcohol and anxiety in his body, he decides he wants to be with his wife.

  • Gustavo Rondon Cordova
    The line of oblivion, Who cares what the batteries last?, Between brothers, Seashells and rattles.
  • Gustavo Rondon Cordova
  • Natalia Machado Fuenmayor
    The line of oblivion, Who cares what the batteries last?, Seashells and rattles, The family
  • Gustavo Rondon Cordova
  • Rafael Gil
    Key Cast
  • Gonzalo Cubero
    Key Cast
  • Jose Jesus Jimenez
    Key Cast
  • Iris Guedez
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    29 hours 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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    Digital DSRL
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  • Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2012
    February 13, 2012
    World Premiere
  • Zinebi Bilbao Film Festival
    November 17, 2012
  • Havana International Film Festival
    December 11, 2012
Director Biography - Gustavo Rondon Cordova

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, on august of 1977. He holds a Communications degree from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), as well as a Film Degree (2006-2007) from the Film Directing Academic Program at the Film and Television School from the Academy of Interpretative Arts in Prague (FAMU), Czech Republic.
He has written, directed and produced more than five short films that have been shown at festivals as Berlinale, Cannes, Biarritz, Toulouse, Cinema Jove, Curta Cinema, Tribeca, among many others around the world.
In 2006, his short film “Who cares how long the batteries last?” was invited to Cannes Film Festival, as part of “Tous les Cinemas du Monde” section.
His most recent short film “Nostalgia” was selected at the Berlinale Short Film Official Competition 2012. In 2013 the short film was bough for Arte Television Channel for German and French territories and broadcasted during Berlinale 2013.
He is currently post producing his first feature film as writer-director-producer, “The family”, with the financial support of Cnac (Venezuela), Sorfond (Norway) and Ibermedia (in coproduction with Chile).

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