Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

CAMILA

Year: 1984
Country: Argentina/Spain
Run Time: 105 minutes

CAMILA

Argentina's nominee for an Academy Award, CAMILA is a highly romantic melodrama of doomed passion based on the true story of a 19th century tragic love affair during a repressive Argentine dictatorship. The end of censorship in 1983 made it possible for Maria-Luisa Bemberg to film the suppressed, taboo subject of the love between the rebellios Camila O'Gorman and Father Ladislao Gutierrez, the handsome Jesuit priest who was her confessor. Individually outspoken against the brutality of the political regime, the lovers ran away together to start a new life. Church and state officials relentlessly tracked them down and charged them with sacrilege, punishable by death. Eroticism heightens the lyrical, soft-focus lensing of the legendary romance.

Screenplay
Maria Luisa Bemberg, Beda Docampo Feijoo, Jain Bautista Stagnaro

Cinematography
Fernando Arribas

Principal Cast
Susu Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Hector Alterio, Elena Tasisto

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