Berlin: Pablo Larrain Wins Grand Jury Prize for 'The Club'

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'The Club'

The sinister portrait of abusive priests was one of the most unsettling films at this year's Berlinale.

Pablo Larrain's The Club, a blistering attack on the Catholic Church and the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.

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Larrain's last feature was the Oscar-nominated No, which starred Gael Garcia Bernal as an ad executive in 1988 who comes up with a campaign to try and defeat Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.

The Club, which had its world premiere in Berlin, is much rougher stuff but the film has been widely praised by critics and sales group Funny Balloons has closed multiple deals for the title in Berlin, including with Wild Bunch for France and Network Releasing for the U.K.

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