The Club (El Club)



Sequoia 1 Sun, Oct 11, 2015 8:30 PM
Sequoia 1 Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:30 AM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:98 min
Director:Pablo Larraín
Producer:Juan de Dios Larraín
Screenwriter:Guillermo Calderón
Daniel Villalobos
Pablo Larraín
Cinematographer:Sergio Armstrong
Editor:Sebastián Sepúlveda
Cast:Alfredo Castro
Roberto Farías
Antonia Zegers
Jaime Vadell
Alejandro Goic
Alejandro Sieveking
Print Source:Music Box Films
Note Writer:Margarita Landazuri


Wayward priests live their lives in shadow in Pablo Larrain’s darkly comic allegory of long-delayed, fittingly carried out justice. The tension builds slowly in a drama where the clerics live among the dogs, gamblers, and beachcombers along the shore of a Chilean village. Shortly after a fifth reverend joins the household, their lives are thrown into turmoil first by a visit from a disturbed young man who levels shocking allegations against the newest arrival. Then when a church investigator appears after a shocking incident to “counsel” them, it’s clear that the priests’ isolated life of comfort and denial cannot continue. After examining the trauma of Chilean life under Pinochet in three recent films, including Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® nominee, No (2012), Larrain turns his critical eye on the Catholic Church’s cover-up of its most shocking scandal. The Club won the Silver Bear at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

Co-presented by Latino Council and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Additional Information

Born in Santiago, Chile, Pablo Larraín is a founding partner of Fabula, a production company dedicated to film, television, advertising, and production services. In 2005, he directed his first feature-length film, Fuga, followed by Tony Manero, which premiered at Directors’ Fortnight at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Post Mortem premiered in Official Competition at the Venice Film Festival in September 2010, the same year he directed Profugos, HBO’s first ever series produced in Chile. No, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Club is Larraín’s fifth feature-length film.