The Grown-Ups

directed by Maite Alberdi

Synopsis
A group of friends with Down Syndrome have attended to the same school for over 40 years, and they don’t want to continue complying with school obligations. Most of their parents are dead, and none of them thought their kids would outlive them. They always believed that when their parents died, they would be able to do those things they weren’t allowed to do before, like living on their own, having sex, being parents, getting married, and having a real job. But things are not changing for them, and they have to deal with the frustration of living as if they were still ten-years-olds, although they are almost fifty.

Maite Alberdi
Director and producer of documentaries. She studied Audiovisual Direction and Aesthetics in the Universidad Católica de Chile.
As as a director she has developed a highly particular style that achieves an intimate portrayal of the characters she works with, through everyday stories in small-scale worlds.
In 2011 she premiered at IDFA her rst and noted feature lm “The Lifeguard”. Trough Micromundo, her production company, she directed her lm “Tea Time”, that has received important lms awards as: Best Female-Directed EDA Award- IDFA, Best Documentary Award at: Miami International Film Festival, EIDF-EBS Korea, DocsBarcelona, FICG Guadalaja- ra, among others. And was nominee for the Goya Awards as Best Iberoamerican Film.
On 2016, she premiered her short lm “I am not from here”, that is nominated for European FilmAwards.