Camila

A melodrama of doomed love in the tradition of Elvira Madigan and Mayerling, this 1984 feature is set in Buenos Aires in the 1840s and follows a spirited upper-class girl (Susu Pecoraro) as she enters into a dangerous affair with the priest (Imanol Arias) who's her confessor. Maria Luisa Bemberg's film has a few whacked-out moments—Pecoraro bolting from the funeral of her beloved grandmother to visit her lover as he twists in a fever dream—that communicate a spirit of romantic transgression, but mostly it's a very conservative, flatly shot rendition of a time-tested formula. With Hector Alterio.

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