Deeply affecting and superbly acted, The Kid tells the story of ten-year-old Gonzalo, who lives with his baby sister and great-grandmother in a simple house on the edge of a little unnamed village somewhere in the vastness of Argentina. Despite his young age he must look after his baby sister all by himself, as his mother left a few days ago for reasons that are unclear. While he believes she will soon come home, the others in the village seem to know better.
He spends his time wandering between home, a local veterinary run by Julio and his wife Alicia, and the bar run by Felipe (Federico Luppi). Occasionally he’s pestered about his mother’s whereabouts by the mysterious, desperate Omar. When Lorena, an out of towner, is forced to stay in the village for a few nights when her car breaks down, she starts to unearth some of the village’s secrets, including who Gonzalo’s father might be, and why his mother left.