Directed by Maria Luisa Bemberg
Set in mid-nineteenth century Argentina,
the true story of Camila O'Gorman, an aristocratic young woman who falls in love with
Ladislao Gutierrez, a young Jesuit priest. starring Susu Pecoraro, Imanol Arias.
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
Spanish with English subtitles. 105 minutes.
"Here i am again the student from MCC in Arizona. this was a great film! So romantic, so not unlike some of the things that i have seen in the catholic church. Sad to say, Although i know that not everyone is like that. Besides that it was just a great story."
"Wonderful Film. Beautifully made and directed. Left me in tears. It is a
true romantic film that displays the strife in Argentina."
"A vivid and provocative
introduction to nineteenth-century Argentine history and culture. Although
the movie centers around unrequitted love, one cannot escape how "Camila"
continuously bombards the audience with symbolic images of Rosa's
"I found Camila to be a melodrama, with a meidocre accuracy
for period piece technical styles, clothes, and conversationality.
The directing wasn't anything to remark good things about-just standard
"Hollywood-acceptable" editing style. It had a very obvious religious
focus, as there were as many long takes of crosses, crucifixes,
and other religious icons.
The slow, over-dramatic scene cuts just prolonged the feminist
perspective to the historical adaptation.
Although the story was true, the cinematic package was blasaie.
The ever-present, overpowering, yet NEVER seen mighty and ruthless
dictator, Rosas, wasn't all that controlling of his subjects, with Camila's father, an important upper-crust socialite, in more direct control
of what the army and government said.
In the perspective of a film student - Kudos to Ms. Bemberg.
In the perspective of a GUY...a weak melodrama, with the only found
saving grace to be the on-screen beauty Susu, who plays Camila.
For the females...you'll like it, it's a chick-flick."