Néstor, a 56-year-old father, spends the last months of his life in the care of his family, after suffering a stroke that leaves him bedridden.

  • Lucas Ezequiel Alaya
  • Lucas Ezequiel Alaya
  • Lucas Ezequiel Alaya
  • Gloria Lagomarsino
  • Néstor Alaya
    Key Cast
  • Gloria Lagomarsino
    Key Cast
  • Ezequiel Espinoza
    Key Cast
  • Victoria Peña
    Key Cast
  • Walter Alaya
    Key Cast
    "Nestor's Brother"
  • Catalina Zalazar
    Key Cast
  • José Fernández
    Key Cast
  • Ludmila Alaya
    Key Cast
    "Nestor's Daughter"
  • Lucas Ezequiel Alaya
    Key Cast
    "Nestor's Son"
  • Elvira Pozzer
    Key Cast
    "Nestor's Mother"
  • Lucas Ezequiel Alaya
    Director of photography
  • Lucas Ezequiel Alaya
    Film editor
  • Lucas Ezequiel Alaya
    Sound Designer
  • Mauro Salcedo
    Title Designer
  • Gaspar Lara
    Poster Creator
  • Lucas Ezequiel Alaya
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    Drama, Portrait
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,300 USD
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  • Steve Aronson International Film Festival
    San José de Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    July 9, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 2º Certamen Raras De Fotografías Y Cortometrajes Online
    October 1, 2023
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • XVII Festival Internacional de Cine de Gibara
    Gibara, Holguín
    August 1, 2023
    Cuban Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cine sobre la discapacidad Ànec
    Cullera, Valencia
    September 29, 2023
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • El Delirio Cine
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Lucas Ezequiel Alaya

Lucas Alaya was born in Goya, Corrientes (Argentina). He studied cinema at CIEVYC. He was director, scriptwriter and producer of the short film “Cena entre humo”. He worked as an assistant director, cameraman, gaffer, actor's director and editor in various films. Content creator for the ObseCine+ medium on YouTube and Instagram and co-founder of the production company Tío Marty Producciones. His latest film, “Papá”, is a short documentary about the last months of his father Néstor's life.

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Director Statement

"Dad", this documentary arose from the impulse to have a record of my father Néstor, when he suffered a stroke in August 2016, having been hospitalized in Goya, Buenos Aires and Rosario. The nights taking turns and taking care of him with my mother, basically converted into one more nurse due to the adaptability of the situation. I generate a resounding change in my life, emotional and daily routine.
Beyond my passions for photography and sports, the main one was cinema, I studied film and TV Directing, keeping an exact count of all the movies I've seen in my life, having a record of more than 3,800 movies and with great attraction of documentary film.
Influenced by Argentinian productions, recorded with a camera in hand, I recorded daily situations of my father without intervening, recording his visits and care.
With some emphasis on close-up shots, detailed shots to show his life, and a close-up sound treatment, focused on the sounds that influence his treatment, the vibration of the massagers, the suction machine, the motor of the inflatable mattress, the feed pump etc.
Without using music, nor appealing to "low blows" I wanted to show a real portrait, that many families live, but not everyone knows that way of life, dedication and care for a loved one.