Infancia clandestina
Clandestine Childhood

Argentina 1979. After years of exile, 12-year-old Juan 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.His friends at school and the girl he loves, Maria, know him as Ernesto, a name he must not forget, his family's survival being at stake.This is a story about militancy, undercover life and love. The story of a clandestine childhood.
Informations techniques
Marcelo Müller, Benjamín Ávila
Iván Gierasinchuk
Fernando Soldevila
Yamila Fontán
Gustavo Giani
Pedro Onetto, Marta Roca Alonso
Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Oreiro, César Troncoso, Teo Gutiérrez Moreno, Cristina Banegas
Professionnal information
Benjamín Ávila

Producer of educational television programmes. Screenwriter and director of short films. Winner of international awards for documentary feature Nietos, on the children of « the disappeared » whose identities were re-established by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Infancia clandestina is his first feature film, based on true events in his life.

World premiere
Feature film / Argentina / Spain / Brazil / 1h52 / couleur / color / Directors' Fortnight 2012
Film gallery
Press review

Una verdadera catarsis /
El cineasta Benjamín Ávila estrena en Cannes "Infancia clandestina" /
"Infancia clandestina" llegó al Festival de Cine de Cannes /
a fictionalized account that mixes truth and artistic license along with the perception of memory / Variety
Cannes y el drama nacional /
Natalia Oreiro: "Si no hubiera sido actriz, estaría loca" /
“Militancia no es sinónimo de muerte, sino de crecer” /
Ovación unánime para la primera película del argentino Benjamín Ávila /
La guérilla en version familiale /

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