Directed by Pablo Trapero ('Carancho', 'The Clan') and starring Ricardo Darín ('The Secret in their Eyes') and Jérémie Renier ('The Kid with a Bike'), 'White Elephant' is a compelling and highly charged film about courage and human triumph.
What should have been South America’s largest hospital sits half-finished in the shanty towns of Buenos Aires, home to thousands. Amidst rising tensions between residents, striking labourers and warring drug cartels, two Catholic priests strive to defend the rights of the community while confronting brutal gangs and a church hierarchy sceptical of their unconventional methods.
Inspired by the true story of Argentinian priest and activist Father Carlos Mugica, 'White Elephant' traces the moral tightrope these men must walk in their bid to stand up for the victims of a corrupt system. Tense, superbly constructed and ultimately uplifting, 'White Elephant' is a transfixing story of will, violence and survival.
★★★★ "Trapero mounts a saga about the role of conscience, which might seem old-fashioned if it weren’t so urgently imagined" - Tim Robey, The Telegraph