• Released
  • January 11, 2013
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • Drama
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Clandestine Childhood Synopsis
A boy, his infant sister and his activist parents live under fake identities in Argentina.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Clandestine Childhood is the impressive first feature by Argentine director Benjamín Avila.
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70

Village Voice

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A charming, involving first feature, Clandestine Childhood muscles its familiar coming-of-age material into something more vibrant and...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Avila has a tough task, visualizing violent and complicated events through a child's eyes. The calmer scenes are staged in staid and...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
If such outré flourishes don't fully lift the story past the limitations of innocence-lost storytelling, they do suggest Ávila is an artist...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Benjamín Ávila structures the film as a series of precious moments, remembrances of a difficult year when the politics of patria and family...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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As is often the case with directors who adapt their own life-histories, there's the sense that a little too close to his material.
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50

Variety

Designed to highlight the uneasy coexistence between everyday childhood experiences and the intense pressures of living with parents...
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50

Los Angeles Times

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Clandestine Childhood is a sincere effort but also rather sincerely a meager one too.
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50

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
When a filmmaker proves as reluctant as Mr. Ávila to speak up about the past, to engage with its full complexity, it can be hard to hear...
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