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 (10) | Top Critics (2)

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

Jun 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.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…
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The director lavishes a narrative pulse and perspicacity in this portrait of deep misery. [Full Review in Spanish]

Dec 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Some faults in the direction do not compromise the force of this odyssey in the margins. [Full Review in Spanish]

Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The result is, rather, an alternative version of Bicycle Thief in which there is no money for pedals. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 10, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

[La Familia] serves as an allegory to a macro situation of the exploited. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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