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La familia (2018)

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A Venezuelan single father struggling to make ends meet and his 12-year-old son, Pedro, go into hiding in Caracas after Pedro finds himself in over his head in a gang fight and stabs another boy. The pair suddenly spend all their time together and must learn to act like a family in order to survive their current situation in a city plagued by a grim economic crisis.

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Often quick on its feet and energetic rather than melodramatic or inward-looking, this is a promising debut...

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Córdova's film brings little that's new to its stylistic school of observational realism - but hits the Caracas sidewalks hard and purposefully enough to compensate.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…
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[La Familia] serves as an allegory to a macro situation of the exploited. [Full Review in Spanish]

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Making his feature debut, writer-director Gustavo Rondón Córdova emphasizes an understated, realistic style and lets the silences speak volumes - an apt metaphor for how a lack of connection can bring down families and communities in equal measure.

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Intense, visually dynamic, and perfectly acted. [Full review in Spanish]

August 9, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A film of discovery and learning whose final plan cemented this idea of building a new family and affective space. [Full review in Spanish]

May 31, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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