Monday, 24 April 2017

Argentine film The Clan at ANU

Dear friends,

We are pleased to inform you that the ANU Film Group, in partnership with this Embassy, will present the Argentine film “The Clan” on Thursday 27 April, at 7:30pm, at the Coombs Theatre, ANU (Corner Garran and Fellows Roads, Acton).

The film won Silver Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival as well as Best Spanish Language Foreign Film Category at the Goya Awards. It also received Honourable Mention at the Toronto International Film Festival and Audience Award at the Miami International Film Festival. For further details please visit  

Please note that the ANU Film Group does not sell tickets for individual films, however you can purchase a weekly membership for $15, which allows you to enjoy all films screened in the following 7 days for free. For further details regarding the membership visit

Kind regards,

Tatiana Galinskaya-Vernon
Cultural Section
Embassy of Argentina, Canberra ~ Australia
7 National Cct - Barton ACT - 2600
PO Box 4835 - Kingston ACT - 2604
Tel: (61 2) 6273 9111
Fax: (61 2) 6273 0500

The Clan (El Clan) 
7:30 PM, 27th April, 2017
·         Rating MA
·         Length 108 mins
·         Year 2015
·         Director Pablo Trapero
·         Stars Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich, Gastón Cocchiarale
Arquimedes Puccio is a gangster patriarch ruling over his local turf in Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Things are in flux since the dictatorship fell, and mobsters are enjoying special access to the elites of society. Behind the respectable façade of a well-to-do family living above a surf shop, business as usual for Arquimedes involves kidnapping wealthy neighbours for ransom. He is ably assisted by his eldest son, handsome rugby player Alejandro, who uses his fame and popularity to identify possible targets.
Director Pablo Trapero’s films have not really had a presence here in Australia prior to this, but boy am I going to be keeping an eye out for his future projects based on this one. He expertly handles this true-life noir thriller, exposing and exploring a dark period in the history of his home country. It invites comparisons with the classic Coppola film The Godfather, with its ‘rise and fall’ narrative and examination of the nature of evil and the true cost of family loyalty. And the main actor Guillermo Francella is chilling with his piercing blue eyes and pale face, as he goes about his grubby grisly schemes.
Winner of the Best Director prize at the Venice Film festival, The Clan is a must-see classic of modern Argentinian cinema. 

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