The Name of the Son

  • Queer Shorts
  • 13min
  • Narrative Short
  • 2020

Lucho, a 13-year-old trans boy, doesn’t usually spend much time with his father. When they go on a family holiday together, their new closeness puts their relationship to the test. The Name of the Son explores the difficulty of dealing with fear while trying to rebuild a bond with family.

Martina Matzkin lives in Argentina. She has directed three short fiction films. Her latest, The Name of the Son, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, winning Best Short Film of the Generation Kplus section. She is currently filming her first documentary, The Caretaker, co-directed with Gabriela Uassouf.


Martina Matzkin


Martina Matzkin

Executive Producer

Lucía Vela


Lucía Vela

Director of Photography

Constanza Sandoval

Sound Designer

Alejandro Marani

Production Designer

Marina Raggio