Showtimes and Locations
Title: The Club/El Club
- Thursday, October 20, 5:00 p.m. Floyd TheaterFriday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. Muhammad Ali Center
Director(s): Pedro Larraín
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Type: Full length feature film
Length: 97 minutes.
Rating*: NR. L.
V includes violence | L includes strong language | N includes nudity | S includes sex
Presented as part of The Spanish Film Club series with the support Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.
StorylineThe Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.
In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their communities the worst form of punishment by the Church. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity, each moment a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings.
Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried.
Synopsis from From Pragda, Spanish Film Club promotional site.