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Camila Comes Out Tonight

Country: Argentina, Language: Spanish, 103 mins

Original Title

Camila saldra esta noche
  • Director: Inés María Barrionuevo
  • Writer: Andrés Aloi, Inés María Barrionuevo
  • Producer: Sebastian Aloi, Martín Bullrich, Luis Bustamante, María Kolodynski

CGiii Comment

This turns on so many pinheads...

Camila is no pushover, quite the opposite...cross her at your peril! This is neither a sexual awakening nor a coming-of-age, these kids - young adults - are all extremely mature, know what they want, know where they are going, know when they have f*&ked up!

Being a school drama, of course...there has to be the toxic bully. Here, he is more the privileged alpha male...and, has an immunity that will have you screaming at the screen! But...revenge is a dish best served cold...his comeuppance is not the expected smackdown. This is a statement...delivered with pride, power and committed defiance.

This is a beautifully composed film, the colour palette alone completes the aesthetic - but, seriously, the cinematography is art. Inés María Barrionuevo has steered her young cast through a story that never fails to surprise with its twists and turns. There are so many subdued highlights...but, Camila's conversation with her mother is a gem among gems.

A slow burner to begin with...then, when it starts to sizzle, it scorches! Damn fine filmmaking.


The(ir) Blurb...

When her grandmother becomes seriously ill, Camila is forced to move to Buenos Aires, leaving behind a liberal public high school for a scholastic, traditional private institution. Suddenly a senior without any friends, and with her single mother caught up in family affairs; Camila's fierce yet immature temperament is put to the test as she deals with the jarring change of scenery, and the alluring set of possibilities and experiences that lie in wait in the big city.

Cast & Characters

Nina Dziembrowski (as Camila)
Adriana Ferrer (as Victoria)
Guillermo Pfening (as School Director)
Carolina Rojas (as Martina)
Federico Sack (as Pablo)
Maite Valero (as Clara)