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'The Clan' wins GEMS audience award

Pablo Trapero’s Argentinian thriller and foreign-language Oscar submission prevailed in Miami at the weekend as the four-day festival came to an end.

The Clan was one of two Latin American smashes feted on closing day, the other being audience award runner-up The 33 from Chile.

Director Patricia attended the closing night screening with Kate del Castillo, Rodrigo Santoro, Juan Pablo Raba and Chilean TV reporter Don Francisco, who reported live on the Copiapó mine collapse five years ago and received The Precious GEM Award. Francisco plays himself in the film.

“The heroic undercurrent of the absolute value for human life in The 33 make this the ‘now’ film for Miami, Chile and the world,” said festival director and director of programming Jaie Laplante.

Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival’s GEMS Festival ran from October 22-25.

All photo credits: WRE.

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