The Holy Girl (La niña santa)

Miami Beach Cinematheque. Jan 17th, 2010. 7:00 p.m.

The Argentine film The Holy Girl (La niña santa), directed by Lucrecia Martel and featuring Mercedes Moran, Carlos Belloso and Alejandro Urdapilletta, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on January 17th, 2010 at 7:0 p.m. as part of the film series “Argentina’s Auteur: Lucrecia Martel”.

Prepare to be carried away into the dreamlike world of The Holy Girl, Lucrecia Martel’s sultry mood piece. In a dowdy hotel in Argentina, a small-scale morality play is unfolding: devout teenager Amalia determines to save the soul of the middle-aged man who inappropriately rubbed against her in the street. It gets complicated when Amalia’s mother finds herself attracted to him – without knowing about his dark little secret. The overall effect is like the hotel’s pool room, a heady feeling of humid atmosphere but with a lucid argument at its core. This is a fascinating film. – Robert Horton, Film Culture.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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