Club, The: Pablo Larrain’s Attack on Catholic Church and Sexual Abuse of Children

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

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 deals for the title, including with Wild Bunch for France and Network Releasing for the U.K.