World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Club Sandwich


Club Sandwich 4

Mexican director Fernando Eimbcke's new film Club Sandwich revolves around a close mother-son relationship and the difficult dilemma every mother has to face one day: shall I give him another nice hug or is it time to let him go? Eimbcke has met prior success with Lake Tahoe. In Club Sandwich he again employs his familiar stylistic devices; slow pacing, a sharp eye for everyday reality, and all this laced with a delightful understated sense of humour.

30-something Paloma and her 15-year-old son Hector are spending the vacation in a cheap holiday resort near the coast. They are close, very, very close. She uninhibitedly pops his zits and comments on his underwear, while he has no problem asking her if she considers him to be 'sexy'. She responds positively, of course, though he may not be quite as sexy as her pop idol Prince. In short, together they live in their own, safe little world. Hector however is also on the brink of puberty and his hormones are increasingly vying for attention. This becomes especially obvious when his mom leaves him alone for a couple of hours and he bumps into fun 16-year-old Jazmin. They are irresistibly drawn to each other. Paloma clearly struggles with the new situation.

Distribution: from 21 August 2014, Cinemien.

Venue: Rialto
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