Synopsis: In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ultimately succumbs to her. The two later escape to a far off, secluded village where they assume new identities as husband and wife and begin running a children's school. After several months of relative happiness, the couple's identity is discovered by a local priest. Under moralistic pressure from both Camila's family and the Catholic church the authorities apprehend the lovers, and imprison them for sacrilege.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: Impala Film
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins.
105 min

Camila, Camila!

Somebody's coming!

Grandma's coming!

Grandma's coming?

Let's receive her.


Be good, alright?

There she is.

- Look at all the soldiers!

- Are those so she won't escape?

Why would Perichona

want to escape?

I already told you

not to call her Perichona!

Everyone else calls her that!

It doesn't matter.

She's your grandmother,

you have to respect her.

Mom, why is she locked in?

Is she a spy?

What's a spy?

Welcome, madame.

I hope your stay here will be

as pleasant as possible.


Knowing that I'll have to spend

the rest of my life in this ranch!

- Are you joking?

- Be glad you're not in jail.

And be thankful

for the authorities' generosity.

I'm your mother, Adolfo.

I beg you not to forget that.

I don't know you.

You were born when I was in Janeiro.

What's your name?

Camila, grandma.

Camila O'Gorman. Very nice.

Tell me,

do you like love stories?

I don't know.

The newspaper!

Gazeta Mercantil!

It's the other way around,

you ignorant n*gger!

Here, hurry up.

The master's waiting.


Tell child Camila to come,

her teacher's waiting for her!

She's not in her room,

Mrs. Joaquina.

Child Eduardo,

did you see child Camila?

- No.

- The master's asking for her.

She must not want to take a bath.

The English have surrendered.

They understood Rosas

won't be bought.

- They had to stop the blockage.

- Is that good, master?

Of course.

Now we'll have good candles.

Girls! Don't play with water!

I have so much work

on bath day!

Rita, is it true the governor

takes baths every day?

- Don't say those things!

- Is it true or not?

So they say.

The man is a bit eccentric.

It seems...

Of course he has a big

and a small house.

That way anyone can have

tons of water.

Camila, always hiding!

Why don't you say where you go?

What for?

So Tita can hear about it

and send me to drown?





I have no solution.

I fought with my dad again.

He's so overpowering.

Sometimes I want him to die.

And then I have ugly dreams.

Last night I heard meows,

I didn't know where they came from.

I dreamt that I opened a door

and I saw a man and a woman

and she was breathing

like a cat does.


I couldn't stop watching.

I couldn't stop watching.

It was stronger than me.

I got closer and looked.

When I saw that woman

naked and on the floor,

that was me.

I'm so embarrassed, Father.

You know dreams

don't come from nothing.

They're born in the heart.

- Father Felix?

- I'm not Father Felix.

But I thought I was talking

to the confessor!

- Why did you let me go on.

- We both have the same mission.

I don't want to go on

confessing myself to you.

Excuse me, Father.

Who's the new Father?



What do you have for me today,


- It just got here from Montevideo.

- Thanks.

So long!

- Hi, Toms.

- Hi, Camila.

- How are you, Miss Hortencia?

- Hello.

- Will you write it down?

- Yes.

- Mariano, Mariano?

- Yes?

How much is it today

for child Camila?

- Eight.

- Eight.

Don't tell me you're here

to but books,

because I don't believe you.

- No.

- So you're following me.

I don't want you to be seen

around here.

Give me that package.

Give me that package.

It's not black powder.

It's a book.

Yes, but there are books

and then there's books.

- Come on.

- Ignacio...

I'm just trying to protect you.

That's all.


Then walk me home.

Let's go.


Carmen, I'm going home with Ignacio.


"There's nothing sadder

than emigrating".

"Leaving your country with violence

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María Luisa Bemberg

María Luisa Bemberg (April 14, 1922 – May 7, 1995) was an Argentine film writer, director and actress, one of the first Latin American women film directors with a powerful presence in the intellectual Argentina of 1970-1990. In her work, she specialized in portraying famous South American women and the Argentine upper class. Bemberg also focused on feminism, with regard to the gender debate and cinematic gaze. Bemberg is arguably Latin America's foremost female director. more…

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