A Friday free foreign film at The Depot
Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Steamboat Springs Arts Council present an award-winning Argentinian film directed by Benjamin Avila. This film was an official selection of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and San Sebastian International Film Festival.
"Seductive! An intimate, richly tactile and impressionistic picture of a 'once-upon-a-time' in childhood."
– The New York Times
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 is a story about militancy, undercover life, and love. The story of a clandestine childhood.
Watch the trailer
In Spanish with English subtitles
Run time: 110 min.
The free screening includes an award-wining short, fresh popcorn & a cash bar.
Special thanks to KPA Productions.