Directed by Benjamín Avila (2012)

Screening Info​

April 26 06:30 pm
April 27 08:40 pm
April 28 08:30 pm
April 29 06:30 pm
May 01 08:40 pm

Vancity Theatre, Vancouver. 


Argentina, 1979. After years of exile, 12-year-old Juan and his family return to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents and his uncle Beto are Montoneros guerrillas who are fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their political activities they are being tracked down relentlessly, and the threat of capture and even death is constant. However, Juan’s daily life is also full of warmth and humor, and he quickly and easily integrates into his new environment. His friends at school and the girl he has a gigantic crush on, María, know him as Ernesto, a name he must not forget, since his family’s survival is at stake. Juan accepts this and follows all of his parents’ rules until one day he is told that they need to leave immediately with no explanation. This is a story about militancy, living undercover, and love.

Awards & Festivals

International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana) – Coral Award
Unasur Cine International Film Festival (Argentina) – Best Film
Philadelphia Film Festival – Honorable Mention for Spanish Language Cinema
Huelva Ibero-American Film Festival (Spain) – Golden Columbus Award for Best Film

CANNES Film Festival – Director’s Fortnight
SAN SEBASTIÁN Int’l Film Festival
TORONTO Int’l Film Festival