Film Movement has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to “Clandestine Childhood” (“Infancia Clandestina”), the debut feature from Argentine filmmaker Benjamin Avila.
Pic played at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and was recently slotted in the official lineups for the San Sebastian and Toronto film festivals.
“Clandestine,” which largely echoes the memories of the filmmaker, centers on the lives of undercover political militants during the last military dictatorship in Argentina as seen through the eyes of an adolescent boy. Luis Puenzo produced.
The film will receive a New York theatrical release in November, with a limited national rollout to follow.
The acquisition was negotiated by Film Movement’s Adley Gartenstein and cwith Lucero Garzon of Pyramide Intl.