Monthly Archives: April 2013
Clandestine Childhood won 10 Awards at Premios Sur (Argentina’s Oscars) and a official selection at the Cannes Film Festival.
Manohla Dargis of the The New York Times called the film, “Seductive! An intimate, richly tactile and impressionistic picture of a ‘once-upon-a-time’ in childhood.”
CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD is set in Argentina, 1979. After years of exile, Juan (12) and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents and his uncle Beto are members of the Montoneros Organization, which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their political activities they are threaten with capture and even death. However, Juan’s daily life is also full of warmth and humor His friends at school and the girl he has a gigantic crush on, Maria, know him as Ernesto, a name he must not forget, since his family’s survival is at stake. Juan accepts this and follows all of his parents’ rules until one day he is told that they need to move again immediately, and leave his friends and Maria behind without an explanation. This is a story about militancy, undercover life, and love. The story of a clandestine childhood.
Benjamín Ávila, the director of CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD states, “Since the day I decided to become a director, I wanted to tell this story. My story. I did not plan to make a biopic, but I wanted to draw upon my childhood memories to make a film about first love taking place during the last military dictatorship of Argentina… Revisiting history from the point of view of my younger self and the other characters of the film, allowed me to shed a new light on this period.” CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD is a Argentina, Spain and Brazil production in Spanish with English Subtitles. It is 110 minutes in length.
Please join us after the movie The Bistro 45 for food and drink and conversation about the movie.