Pablo Larraín's latest drama explores cover-ups within the Catholic Church.
After making a trio of films about the Pinochet era, Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín returns with a harrowing new drama, The Club (2015), which takes as its subject the intrigue surrounding cover-ups within the Catholic Church.
The film tells the story of four retired Catholics priests who liv in a secluded house in a small Chilean beach town. Living under a strict regime, the men are there to discreetly purge their previous sins and crimes, which invariably include child abuse.
Their routine is shattered, however, with the arrival of a fifth man who brings with him the turbulence of the lives they’ve each tried to leave behind.
Having premiered at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the coveted Silver Bear – Grand Jury Prize award, The Club was then nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Golden Globes.