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52nd edition


Fortnight 2014, Feature film, 1h35


Matias and his mother Laura, find themselves forced to hurriedly abandon the house they live in to escape another outburst of violence from Fabian. Matias is 8 and Laura is newly pregnant. Thus they begin a wandering journey in search of a place they can feel safe and protected. They embark on an unusual road-movie of everyday life, a drama shot through with great humanity.


Diego Lerman

Born in 1976 in Buenos Aires. In 2002 he directs, co.writes and produced his first long feature film, Tan de Repente which was multi awarded in international film festivals, including the Silver Leopard in Locarno. Same year, Diego is one of the directors selected by Cinefondation of Cannes as a resident in order to work on his new script, Mientras tanto wich is awarded with Opening Shot Prize of Best Screenplay (Cinefondation and Gan Fondation) and premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2006. Diego also directed nine short films including La Prueba (1999) and La Guerra de los gimnasios (premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2005). In 2007 he did a documentary Film for Television called Servicios prestados that was also premiered at the Locarno Film festival. In 2008 he founded with Nicolas Avruj his own production company, Campo cine. In 2009 he won with La mirada invisible (ex – Ciencias Morales) the Sundance NHK Award for Latin America, the project was selected for the Atelier du Cannes 2009 and premiered in 2010 at the Cannes Director´s Fortnight.

Julieta Diaz
Sebastian Ezequiel Molinaro

Diego Lerman, Maria Meira

Wojtek Staron

Leandro de Loredo

Alejandro Brodersohn (S.A.E.)

José Villalobos

Set decoration
Michaela Saiegh, Sabrina Campos

Production :
Campo Cine S.R.L.
Montalvo 150
Buenos Aires –  Argentine
Tél : + 54 11 2056 4074

Coproduction :
Staron Films (Pologne)
Burning Blue (Colombie)
Bellota Films (France)
Gale Cine (Argentine)
Sudestada (Argentine)
27 Films (Allemagne)
B Media Global (France)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Memento Films International
Tél : +33 1 53 34 90 20

Title in Original Version : Refugiado

Press release

Refugiado is poignant, admirably executed / The Hollywood Reporter
Refugiado es la mejor película de Diego Lerman / LatAm Cinema
Diego Lerman, “un brillant humaniste d’une grande finesse dans son propos” / Mediapart
Diego Lerman a su mejor forma / pagina 12
Film tendu et solaire / Libération
Impecable y contundente drama / Ostros Cines
Julieta Díaz / Telam
Refugiado también cosechó aplausos en el festival de Cannes / lmneuquen
Más cine argentino en el Festival de Cannes / la nacion
Un road movie angoissant au cœur tendre / Trois Couleurs
Un film fort sur la violence conjugale / Grand Ecart
Well-acted, steadily absorbing realist drama / Variety