The Eduls are an upwardly mobile Porteño family in Buenos Aires in the early 1990s, as Carlos Menem’s administration attempts to steer Argentina out of hyperinflation and into dollar-pegged hedonism. They spend summers in the upmarket Uruguayan beach resort of Punta del Este, go for rides in their own speedboat and move to a glitzy new apartment overlooking the Palermo Racecourse in Buenos Aires. Through the eyes of Cynthia, the youngest of the three children, we witness the hidden cracks in the edifice of apparent prosperity erected by her father. Carlos is a skilled businessman but also a gambling addict with a precarious health condition and is ultimately responsible for the family’s tragic downfall. Cynthia meanwhile has to endure her mother, brother and sister’s passiveness towards their father’s erratic behaviour. The Eduls are a product of their times. They embody the decadence of an entire country in a now infamous decade.!
Martín Kalina studied film at Universidad del Cine. In 2006 he co-directed the feature film “A propos de Buenos Aires” with Matias Piñeiro, Manuel Ferrari, Alejo Franzetti, among others. Screened at BAFICI and the Viennale.
In 2013 he wrote and directed the short film “Los Pálidos”, selected for the Concorso Internazionale Pardi Domani at the Locarno Film Festival – Biarritz Amerique Latine Festival – Mar del Plata International Festival.
He founded his own production company, Primo, in 2008, along with his associate Nicolás Pérez Veiga. Primo was ranked sixth in the Palm d’Or ranking for Best Production Company at Cannes Lions (Advertising), it won Best Production Company at the San Sebastian Festival (Advertising) in 2010, and twice at the Ojo de Iberoamérica, where Nico & Martin also won the award for Best Director of Latin America in the last two editions of the festival.
His work also received several regional and international awards, including a Golden Lion at Cannes Lions 2011, a Gold Medal at Montreaux in 2010, a Gold LIA in 2009, a Silver Lion at Cannes 2009, and the Grand Environmental Award on Air. free in 2010, Clio and Gold Lion at Cannes 2014.