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Trapero returns to Venice Film Festival with 'El Clan'

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 01:18

Pablo Trapero returns to the Venice Film Festival with 'El Clan' about the real-life Puccio family who kidnapped and murdered in greater Buenos Aires in the early 80s. Rollo Ross reports.

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NONE** 'El Clan' by Argentinian director Pablo Trapero is heading into competition at the Venice film festival. The film, known as 'The Clan' in English, is the true story of the Puccio family, headed by father Arquimedes, who kidnapped and murdered people at their home in a well-to-do suburb of Buenos Aires. Although Trapero has sat on the competition jury at Venice, this is the first time he's been chosen to compete for the prestigious Golden Lion, although winning it isn't his primary goal. SOUNDBITE: 'El Clan' director Pablo Trapero, saying (Spanish): "At festivals, it isn't necessarily whether or not it wins a prize that means it does well or not. There is a long history of films that have won prizes and then afterwards didn't go anywhere, and vice versa. It is really hard to think of film festivals like a sporting competition where the winner is the runner who runs the fastest." Although films in competition at Venice are supposed to be world premieres when the red carpet is laid out in September, 'El Clan' is slated for release on August 13 in Argentina.

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Trapero returns to Venice Film Festival with 'El Clan'

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 01:18