Feature trailer for Clandestine Childhood.
In 1979, after four years living in exile, a family of dissidents returns to Argentina incognito to fight the military junta from within. Their 12-year-old son Juan has to hide his Cuban accent as he leads a double life, registered in school as Ernesto but privy to his parents guerilla activities. Typical coming-of-age experiences, like advice on girls from his dad and a budding romance with a pretty classmate, occur in a surreal world of guns, ammo, and the constant fear that his family could be found out and destroyed. <<span id='moredet' name='moredet' style='display:none;'>br />
Winner of the prestigious Casa de Am rica Award at the San Sebasti n Film Festival, Clandestine Childhood is based on the real-life story of first-time director Benjam n vila, whose mother was one of the many thousands of dissidents who disappeared in Argentina s Dirty War. vila s naturalistic style highlights the humanity of his characters as seen through Juan s eyes; Teo Gutierrez Moreno, in the lead role, belies his age with a layered and nuanced performance. When the action gets violent, vila boldly switches from live action to graphic-novel-style illustrations.