Recently divorced, Jorge prepares his last visit to his house in the mountains before putting it on sale. While there, he tries to share a family tradition with his son Valentino. But the differences between father and son will threaten their stay.
January can comfortably be placed somewhere different from the rest of the recent new cinema from the province of Córdoba: less cinephiliac and overwhelming, less extroverted, more delicate and intimate. The father and the son deal with the mother’s absence they way they can; the man avoids diatribes in front of the boy, but every now and then he mumbles a few accusations towards his ex-wife. The film captures both of them equally, although it’s clear the story’s emotional weight first falls in the little kid. His father will try to ease his bewilderment through extenuating walks and chats between men on vacation. Later, the weight will fall on the adult, who’s faced with the duty of spending time with his son. They airy shots, the luminosity of the landscape and the general discretion of the narrative hand establish the framework for a kind of obstinate emotion that impregnates every scene. DO
D, G: Darío Mascambroni F: Nadir Medina E: Lucía Torres DA: Paola Raspo S: Federico Disandro P: Yanina Moyano PE: Yanina Moyano, Darío Mascambroni I: Valentino Rossi, Jorge Rossi, Eva Torres
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He was born in Córdoba, Argentina, in 1988. After finishing his film studies, he wrote El tren seguirá pasando, reserve script at the INCAA’s First Feature contest. January is his first feature as a director. He is currently preproducing Mochila de plomo, a project that won the Raymundo Gleyzer contest.