Familia Rodante/Rolling Family

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When emilia, an argentinean grandmother, is invited to be the 'matron of honor' at the wedding of a distant niece, she invites her whole family to accompany her on a cross-country journey that ultimately reveals the tight bond they share.


Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 202864063
UPC 660200314422
UPC 14 00660200314422
Format DVD
Release Date 6/19/2012
Cast & Crew
Bernardo Forteza - Actor
Ezequiel Borovinsky - Editor
Graciana Chironi - Actor
Guillermo Nieto - Cinematographer
Hugo Castro Fau - Executive Producer
Hugo Diaz, et. al. - Original Music By
Nicolas Goldbart - Editor
Nicolas Lopez - Actor
Pablo Trapero - Director
Pablo Trapero - Writer
Robert Bevan - Producer
Ruth Dobel - Actor
ReviewSource DVD Outsider
Review If there were a competition for unfussy ways to get your characters where you need them to tell your story then Familia Rodante would surely be up for at least a nomination...Splendidly edited and scored, the film certainly has its moments, my favourite being the genuinely funny shot of the van being pushed forward by family members, followed eventually by the loudly supervising figure of Grandmother Emilia. As a slice of modern Argentinean life it's of genuine interest, not least in the scene that quietly hints at the everyday nature of police bribery, but Familia Rodante proved, for me at least, a largely affable rather than engaging experience, and I perhaps too frequently felt as if I was watching background action for a story that was taking place elsewhere.
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource DVD Times
Review Familia Rodante is a road-movie with a difference - the conventions are all upheld with an incident packed journey and an appropriate soundtrack that captures the rhythms of the journey and the nature of the environment, but the film doesn't wrap it all up conventionally with a neat little lesson-learnt in the sense of it being a metaphorical as well as a literal journey. There is no sense that the family are any more or less close than they were at the start of the film, but along the way and through the way that they face up to each of the ordeals they go through, we get to understand the bonds that hold them and all families together. With a particularly fine sense of direction, mood and humour, completely in touch with the rhythms of the Argentinean people and country, Trapero makes this both an amusing and a thoughtful little trip.
Reviewer Noel Megahey
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, English, Subtitled, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
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Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ...part family drama and part road-movie...one very dramatic family...
Philip French, The Observer A heartwarming experience.
Strictly Film School ...amusing and well shot...

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