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Rolling Family (2004)
"Familia rodante" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  30 September 2004 (Argentina)
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A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.

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Cast overview:
Graciana Chironi ...
Emilia
Nicolás López ...
Matias
Liliana Capurro ...
Marta
Ruth Dobel ...
Claudia
Marianela Pedano ...
Yanina
Bernardo Forteza ...
Oscar
Elías Viñoles ...
Gustavo (as Raúl Viñoles)
Carlos Resta ...
Ernesto
Laura Glave ...
Paola
Sol Ocampo ...
Bebé
Leila Gomez ...
Nadia
Federico Esquerro ...
Claudio
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On her 84th birthday, Emilia gets a call from her sister in Misiones inviting her to be matron of honor at a family wedding. Emilia tells her family that all of them are making the trip. Her two daughters, their husbands and children, one great-grandchild, and one child's friend jam into a camper van atop an old Chevy pickup. They leave from Buenos Aires. Engine trouble, a toothache, a stray dog, mosquitoes, and the heat complicate the journey. Cousins kiss, a melancholy brother-in-law tries to re-kindle an old flame, and the infant's father shows up uninvited. The screen is full of close ups. "Well, that's life," says Emilia. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$849 (USA) (8 September 2006)

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$9,291 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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Graciana Chironi, the woman who plays Emilia's character, is not an actress, is real life's mother of the director Pablo Trapero. See more »

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Familia Rodante
by León Gieco (as Leon Gieco)
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Don't ever use a casting agency Mr Trapero!
23 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are certainly some wonderful interesting roads in this movie and they certainly do engender the desire to get in a car and drive from Buenos Aires to Misiones; but really at core, this film is about interpersonal family dynamics. This movie is so beautifully observed and dare I say it, made with 'a love of family' perspective probably impossible in the UK. I found it utterly spellbinding. Call me an old soppy but just the opening shot of the great grandma sitting on her bed looking through her box of family photos had me sobbing tenderly. OK there was drama and incident along the route, but the way the family accepted each others foibles and gave each other space, seemed totally magical to me. I know they probably did know each other well in non-film reality, but the way it has been captured on screen is almost visceral. Hey man it was like you were there! I hope Mr Trapero goes on to make more Cool-Greatgrandma pictures and never hands over the casting of his films to an agency.


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