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Lucrecia Martel

The Holy Girl

La niña santa

Two teenage girls discover their sexuality and an intense religious devotion.

Image from The Holy Girl

Argentina-Italy-Netherlands-Spain 2004
Dir Lucrecia Martel
With María Alche, Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta
English subtitles
Certificate 15

Taking place in La Ciénaga, the town where her debut feature was set, Martel’s film focuses on two teenage girls discovering their sexuality and an intense religious devotion at the same time. An incident during a medical conference at her mother’s hotel puts Amalia (Alche) on a mission of faith and discovery.

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