El nombre del hijo

The Name of the Son

Martina Matzkin

Feature Film

Thirteen-year-old trans boy Lucho knows exactly who he is. When he spends a few days at the beach with his family, the rather distanced relationship between father and son is put to the test. They are suddenly forced to spend more time together. While Lucho is preoccupied with the changes that are taking place in his body, his father endeavours to maintain a connection to his child.

Awards for ›El nombre del hijo‹

Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film – Generation Kplus, Berlinale 2020 | Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Short Film, Berlinale 2020

Director / Script

Martina Matzkin


Constanza Sandoval


Anna Rüegsegger


Alejandro Marani


Tristán Miranda, Amanda Pérez Berch, Daniel Cabot


Lucía Vela


Rocío Pichirili, Francisco Raul Quiñones Cuartas, Groncho Estudio


Lucía Vela

Age Recommendation

age 12 or older

Portrait of Martina Matzkin

Martina Matzkin

Martina Matzkin lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied cinema and took a postgraduate course in documentary film-making at Universidad de Buenos Aires. In 2018, she was selected for Talents Buenos Aires (organised by Berlinale Talents and Universidad del Cine). Her third short film, The Name of the Son , was funded by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts and the Argentinian National Arts Fund, and had its world premiere at the 70th Berlinale, where it won two awards.

Films by Martina Matzkin

El otro cuerpo 2016 | Charlas de Taj Mahal 2013