ROLLING FAMILY

BORN AND BRED

Matanza Cine, Pol-Ka Producciones and Buena Onda Films in co-production with Axiom Films, Paradis Films, Pandora Film, Videofilmes, Lumina Films and Alta Classics with the support of INCAA, Le Fonds Sud, Hubert Bals Fund, Fondazione Montecinema Verita, Programa Ibermedia, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, ZDF - Arte

Official Selection at Venice Film Festival 2004, ROLLING FAMILY (FAMILIA RODANTE) is a moving road movie about family relationships, the third film from acclaimed Argentinean director Pablo Trapero, based on his own experiences and the anecdotes of family and close friends.

It's Grandma's 84th birthday and the disparate family gathers to pay homage to their matriarch, unaware of the bombshell she's about to drop... She's been invited to be the matron of honour at her niece's wedding in the remote village where she was brought up, over a thousand kilometres away from Buenos Aires, and expects them all to go with her. Unable to defend themselves against the heavy dose of emotional blackmail she lays on them, thirteen members of four generations of the same family cram into the back of a twenty year old camper van and set off.

In this confined space, as the days pass and the van hobbles its way towards its destination, emotions ride high and old grudges and jealousies start bubbling to the surface, along with well kept secrets and sexual tensions, new and past.

Excruciating and hilarious in equal measure in its raw depiction of family politics, Trapero's own grandmother, a non-professional actress, plays the family matriarch lending the film reality, charm and sympathy.

Director: Pablo Trapero
Writer: Pablo Trapero
Starring: Ruth Dobel, Federico Esquerro, Carlos Resta, Graciana Chironi
Producers: Donald K. Ranvaud, Pablo Trapero, Robert Bevan
Co-Producers: Douglas Cummins, Christoph Friedel, Marc Sillam
Line Producers: Nicolás Martínez Zemborain, Lilia Scenna
Executive Producers: Hugo Castro Fau, Martina Gusman
Country: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Germany, UK
Language: Spanish
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Year of Production: 2004
In Cinemas: 2005


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