Latin American and Spanish Film Festival: Infancia clandestina
Join the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics for the 2018 Latin American and Spanish Film Festival every Wednesday in October. All films will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Bring your own snacks, then stay for the post-screening discussion. The festival is sponsored by the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; Pragda; the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain; and SPAIN Arts and Culture.
About the Film
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 being tracked down relentlessly, and the threat of capture and even death is constant. However, Juan's daily life is also full of warmth and humor, and he quickly and easily integrates into his new environment. 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 story about militancy, undercover life and love is the Argentine submission for the 2013 Best Foreign-Language Academy Award.
Director: Benjamin Ávila