Spanish Film Club: Clandestine Childhood

Oct 15, 2013, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Marsh 216

Part of the Spanish Film Club, Clandestine Childhood is a story about militancy, undercover life, and love in Argentina.

CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD (Infancia Clandestina)

Benjamin Ávila / Argentina, Spain, Brazil / 110 min / 2012 / Spanish with English subtitles

6 p.m. Marsh 216

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.


In collaboration with Pacific Spanish Club, PUMA Film Club, the Department of World Languages and Literatures and the Center for Languages and International Collaboration.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation, and the Elise Elliott Academic Initiatives Fund of Pacific University. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

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