Clandestine Childhood Reviews

February 8, 2013
vila can't quite thread the needle between telling his personal story and connecting it to larger social currents.
January 10, 2013
When a filmmaker proves as reluctant as Mr. vila to speak up about the past, to engage with its full complexity, it can be hard to hear what he's saying.
January 9, 2013
Outr flourishes don't fully lift the story past the limitations of innocence-lost storytelling.
January 4, 2013
Benjamn vila structures the film as a series of precious moments, remembrances of a difficult year when the politics of patria and family got in the way of his puppy love.
May 22, 2012
The pic has strong moments, but is bogged down by a script that regurgitates standard-issue ideas without finding anything interesting to say.
May 21, 2012
As is often the case with directors who adapt their own life-histories, there's the sense that Avila is a little too close to his material.