Rolling Family (image 1)

Screened as part of NZIFF 2005

Rolling Family 2004

Familia rodante

Directed by Pablo Trapero

Family chaos takes to the road in this amiable comedy from Argentina. “Slyly funny… a multi-generational road movie proving that the family that travels together unravels together.” — Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

Argentina / Brazil / France / Germany / Spain In Spanish with English subtitles
103 minutes 35mm

Director, Screenplay

Photography

Guillermo Nieto

Editors

Nicolas Goldbart
,
Ezequiel Borenstein

Music

León Gieco
,
Hugo Diaz
,
Juaujo Soza

With

Graciana Chironi
,
Liliana Capurro
,
Ruth Dobel
,
Federico Esquerro

Festivals

Venice, Toronto, New York, Vancouver 2004; Rotterdam 2005

Elsewhere

Family chaos takes to the road in this amiable comedy from Argentina’s energetic poet of social realism, Pablo Trapero (El Bonaerense).

“Four generations of an Argentinian family hit the road in Pablo Trapero's enchanting and buoyantly funny new movie. An aging matriarch, her frazzled middle-aged daughters, exasperated sons-in-law, hormonal grandchildren, and newborn great-grandson pile into a temperamental camper to travel to a clan wedding far from Buenos Aires. Along the way, old passions and enmities are re-ignited, emotional and mechanical mishaps abound, and the landscapes and folkways of Argentina are endowed with a wonderfully fleeting beauty thanks to Trapero's keen camera eye and gentle, patient rhythms. Trapero works with non-actors, and carefully builds his narrative around everyday events, giving us a road movie with a difference, in which reality acquires a magical aura.” — New York Film Festival

“Trapero's slyly funny Rolling Family is a multi-generational road movie proving that the family that travels together unravels together.” — Nigel Andrews, Financial Times