The Omission

Argentinian writer-helmer Sebastián Schjaer’s feature debut centers Paula, a 23-year-old girl from Buenos Aires, who moves to the southern-most city of the American continent, Ushuaia.


In a snowy and industrial city in the south of Argentina, Paula, a 23-year-old girl from Buenos Aires, starts an intense job hunt with the sole purpose of saving money. The lack of a job, a home and a stable emotional environment will end up turning that search into a personal and introspective journey. She will have to deal with the hard living conditions in the south as well as with the unsolved aspects of her life, which will gradually be revealed. She knows she is shouting, but she can’t hear herself.




  • 2018 The Omission
  • 2015 El pasado roto (short) – Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Cannes Film Festival
  • 2013 Mañana todas las cosas (short) – Cinéfondation Selection Cannes Film Festival


Sofía Brito, Lisandro Rodríguez, Malena Hernández Díaz, Victoria Raposo, Pablo Sigal, Laura López Moyano


Screenplay: Sebastián Schjaer
Cinematography: Inés Duacastella
Editing: Sebastián Schjaer
Sound design: Pablo Lamar
Music: Manuel Aguilar
Producer: Melanie Schapiro
Co-Producers: Juan Pablo Miller, Denis Vaslin, Lautaro Brunatti
Associate Producers: Jamal Zeinal Zade, Dan Wechsler
Production: Trapecio Cine (AR), Tarea Fina (AR), Volya Films (NRL), Tronco (AR), Bord Cadre films (CH)


Technical Data

Format: DCP / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 90′
Released: 2018
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, German


Original title: La omisión