Francisco and Sol were raised off the grid in a religious community called “The International Family”. In an attempt to liberate their voices and reconfigure the puzzle of subjectivity, the film recovers a past that returns through their memories to expose facts that had been denied.
At a time when documentaries about religious cults abound, Martín Farina’s film stands out as a tender, empathetic portrayal of two siblings as they try to make sense of their past. Without pointing fingers, The Children of God arrives at powerful conclusions about trauma, repression, and healing.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada
Agnès Varda, 2008, France