Women Filmmakers Forum: Camera Obscura
Director: María Victoria Menis
Country: Argentina | 2008 | Feature
Duration: 86 min.
Language: Spanish, Yiddish with English subtitles
Gertrudis grows up a shy and self-conscious young woman, and her family marries her off to a wealthy Jewish rancher. As the years pass, she finds comfort in the simple beauty of everyday life. When a nomadic French photographer takes a Surrealist family portrait, Gertrudis truly sees herself for the first time. CAMERA OBSCURA employs a number of visual innovations including original Surrealist-inspired photographs and black-and-white films, archival World War I photographs, and hand-drawn color animation.
Pays de Caux International Latin Film Festival, Grand Prize, 2009
International Jewish Film Festival of Uruguay, Best Film, 2009
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