Infancia Clandestina will compete for the Oscar
September 28, 2012
The film Infancia Clandestina (Clandestine Childhood) of Benjamin Avila was chosen to compete for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film representing Argentina.
The director said: “I am very happy” because “it was hard to do, it was hard to get here, it took many years work.”
“It is a film that comes clearly understood. Some people came to me crying and thanking me because I got to them, we have had prizes from all countries. People write after leaving the movie absolutely shocked,” said Avila.
“It’s so hard to make films that the Oscar is a gift. We make movies because we feel it, no searching for an award,” he concluded.
Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of 1979, this film is “one about love”