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Country: ARGENTINA, SPAIN, BRAZIL
Run Time: 110 minutes
Juan just wants to be himself. But his parents are Argentine guerillas, so it's not that easy. Loosely inspired by events in director Benjamin Ávila's life, CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD follows Juan's family as they return to Argentina after years of exile. Constantly under the threat of being found, they assume fake identities. As “Ernesto,” Juan begins to make friends and eventually falls in love with Maria. After his uncle Beto kills himself during a standoff with police, the family's safety becomes even more compromised. His parents decide it's best to move, leaving Juan heartbroken. He won't see Maria anymore and she'll never understand why. The secret life he's forced to live becomes more difficult as Juan matures. He loves his parents dearly and, as much as a child can, he understands their cause. But is it all worth it? What will happen to Juan and his baby sister if his parents are killed? CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD examines what it's like to grow up in a state of secrecy and constant fear. (In Spanish with subtitles) – E.F.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 8:50 PM
Cinema en Español
Recommended for High School +
Benjamín Ávila, Marcello Müller
Teo Gutiérrez Moreno, Natalia Oreiro, César Troncoso, Ernesto Alterio, Cristina Banegas
Writer, editor, producer, and director Benjamín Ávila was born in 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His short films have earned him numerous awards. He also works as a producer of educational television shows.
"Neitos" (2004), CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD (2012)
Day and KNIGHT in Akron
Join us for a full day of CIFF38 programming in Akron on Thursday, March 27th!
Cleveland Foundation Community Day at the CIFF38
Enjoy a FREE day at the Festival, courtesy of The Cleveland Foundation on Monday, March 24th