Infancia clandestina (en)

Infancia Clandestina
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Chosen in: 

International title: 

Clandestine childhood

Original version: 

Espagnol

First movie: 

Premier film

Director: 

Benjamín Ávila

Country: 

  • Argentina

Year: 

2011

Length: 

110 min.

Scriptwriter: 

Benjamín Ávila, Marcelo Müller

Editor: 

Gustavo Giani

Director of photography: 

Iván Gierasinchuk

Actors: 

Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Oreiro, César Toncoso, Teo Gutiérrez Moreno, Violeta Palukas, Cristina Banegas

Production: 

Fiche festival: 

Brief synopsis of the project: 

Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored Uncle Beto, outside hi home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets Maria, who only has one name. A work, based on true events in the filmmaker's life, evoking love under the military dictatorship in Argentina.

Prix: 

Premio Coral Guión Inédito - Festival de la Habana - Cuba -2009

Premio Canal Arte TV, Produire au Sud Award- ARTE TV - France - 2008

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Director's biography: 

Screenwriter and director of internationally acclaimed short films and of the documentary feature Nietos, on the children of the 'disappeared' whose identities were re-established by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo (special Zabaltegui screening in 2004). Producer of educational television programmes. Infancia Clandestina, his first feature film, is based on true events in his life. 

Notes de production: 

Infancia Clandestina is a production by Luis Puenzo for Historias Cinematográficas (La historia oficial, XXY, El niño pez) and Habitación 1520  (Nietos, Los próximos pasados), in co-production with Antártida Produccions (Spain) and Academia de Filmes (Brazil). The screenplay received the Coral Award for Best unpublished Screenplay (Havana Festival 2009), IBERMEDIA Development 2009, was finalist in the Cinéfondation Residence at Cannes Festival 2008 and winner of the ARTE TV Channel Award - Produire au Sud 2008. 

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Distribution: 

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