2004 Nietos (Identidad y Memoria) (doc)
2012 Infancia clandestina/Clandestine Childhood
He is a producer of educational programs for television, a short-film screenwriter and director. He won several international awards for his documentary Nietos (Identidad y memoria), about the children of the disappeared whose identities have been restored by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Clandestine Childhood is his first feature and is based on his own life. It won the Casa de América Award at Films in Progress 20 (San Sebastián, 2011) and the Best Director Award at the San Sebastián IFF 2012. It also screened at the Directors’ Fortnight of the 2012 Cannes IFF.
Clandestine Childhood / Benjamin Αvila
Argentina 1979. After years of exile, twelve-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, an organization fighting against the military junta that rules the country. Because of their political activities, they are being tracked relentlessly. His friends at school and Maria, the girl he loves, 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.
|Script:||Benjamin Avila, Marcelo Müller|
|With:||Ernesto Alterio (Uncle Beto), Natalia Oreiro (Charo), César Troncoso (Daniel), Teo Gutierrez Moreno (Juan), Cristina Banegas (grandmother)|
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|Co-production:||Antàrtida Produccions (Spain) T.+34 93 410 6631 F.+34 93 410 9587 firstname.lastname@example.org www.antartida.tv & Academia de Filmes, Radio y Televisión (Argentina)|
|Best Director – San Sebastián IFF 2012
|JOHN CASSAVETES:||Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 15:00 | ID:153|
|PAVLOS ZANNAS:||Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 22:00 | ID:826|