Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

La Familia


Year: 2017
Run Time: 82 minutes

La Familia
La Familia
La Familia

Andres is a single father living in a blue-collar neighborhood of Caracas. His son Pedro spends his days roughhousing with friends, some of whom are involved in the street violence that has recently spread through their community. When a boy attempts to steal Pedro’s cell phone, he retaliates with excessive force. Andres discovers the young thief has possible gang ties. If true, the consequences for Pedro could be deadly. Acting on his paternal instincts, he takes his son on the run. Prior to the incident, their communication had been seriously lacking. They bottled up their emotions, choosing other ways to express themselves. For Andres, it was his obsessive work as a handyman. For Pedro, it was proving his manhood to his peers. While he’s always seen his father as weak, survival mode will reveal a different story. No matter what happens, one thing is absolutely certain: nothing will ever be the same. LA FAMILIA is a subtle, yet suspenseful, portrait of a father and son’s love put to the test. (In Spanish with subtitles) —E.F.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Cinema en Español

International Narrative Competition


Gustavo Rondón Córdova

Gustavo Rondón Córdova was born in 1977 in Caracas, Venezuela. He holds a communications degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, as well as a film degree from FAMU in Prague. He has written, directed, and edited short films that screened internationally.


Natalia Machado Fuenmayor, Marianela Illas, Ruben Sierra Salles, Rodolfo Cova, Gustavo Rondón Córdova

Gustavo Rondón Córdova

Luis Armando Arteaga

Andrea Chignoli, Cristina Carrasco, Gustavo Rondón Córdova

Principal Cast
Giovanny García, Reggie Reyes

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