A Deeper Look at “El Clan”
In anticipation of Thursday’s Movies Under the Stars showing of the award-winning Argentinean crime thriller, El Clan curated by Miami Film Festival at Canvas, we’re breaking down the accolades and praises you need to know before walking into the screening.
The New York Times called it “The Clan, Pablo Trapero’s wrenching, exciting new film, could be described as an examination of the banality of evil.” – A perfect representation of the climactic intensity that grabs you until the very last shot of the film. On the same plane as Scorsese’s The Departed, you find yourself immersed (and on the same side) as the story’s most sinister characters.
Time Out agrees that “Pablo Trapero recalls the case in gruesome, macabre detail, exploring it with energy and elan.” What strikes you the most about the story and the film in general is that it seems so high-stakes you forget that every second of it actually happened. That’s right, the film is a recounting of the infamous Puccio family that carried out a series of kidnappings and murders at the end of the 1980s and the Galtieri dictatorship.
The film received a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, one of the highest for a non-American movie in recent years. On the same note, The Telegraph added: “With The Clan following Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales, it’s possible that Argentinian cinema is having a moment on the world stage, and a better ambassador for it than this film you could hardly wish for.”
So…see you there? Make sure to RSVP!