Watch the opening five minutes of The Club

An exclusive look at the opening scenes of Pablo Larraín’s new drama, a portrait of a sequestered ‘club’ of Catholic priests and the guilt they carry.

Read Tony Rayns’ review of The Club, our Film of the Week


Inspired by ongoing revelations of crime and coverup in the global Catholic church, and following Alex Gibney’s documentary Mea Maxima Culpa and Tom McCarthy’s recent Oscar-winning Spotlight, the latest film from Chile’s Pablo Larraín depicts one of the Vatican ‘safe’ houses where sinful members of the Church are sent on ‘sick leave’. As Mar Diestro-Dópido writes in our current April edition, the film goes straight to the heart of the matter: “It’s arguably his darkest and most overtly political film to date, managing to get right under the skin of troubled individuals as he did so successfully in his internationally acclaimed debut Tony Manero (2008) and its follow-up set just after the Pinochet takeover in 1973, Post Mortem (2010).

Winner of last year’s Berlinale Grand Jury award, The Club is now available to view on BFI Player.



In the April 2016 issue of Sight & Sound

Pablo Larraín discusses The Club’s compassionate, claustrophobic study of human frailty and its grainy moral and celluloid gloom with Mar Diestro-Dópido; plus a review by Tony Rayns.


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