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74 Ratings

Club Sándwich

Directed by Fernando Eimbcke
Mexico, 2013


Paloma and her son Hector are on holiday on the seaside. Hector meets Jazmin, a teenage girl with whom he discovers the first glimpses of love and sexuality.

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Club Sándwich Directed by Fernando Eimbcke
The kids are eager to put their newly pubescent bodies to work; the mother gets jealous; the drama you’d expect ensues. What’s surprising is how vividly Eimbcke captures the details: every gesture of affection (and protection) feels exactly right. The film plays out delicately and it doesn’t strike a false note.
March 27, 2014
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The film is a very small piece, as narrowly focused as the endangered bond it depicts, but it’s a hilarious and poignant one, so terribly well observed and restrained that it manages to leave you both melancholic and quietly jubilant.
November 12, 2013
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You get the sense that Eimbcke’s just as fascinated, and befuddled by his characters as they are by themselves, as when Hector tries on his mother’s bikini bottom and masturbates furiously near an open window. It’s a bittersweet and very funny story about puberty, and certainly one of the festival’s must-sees.
October 04, 2013
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