CAMILA COMES OUT TONIGHT (CAMILA SALDRÁ ESTA NOCHE)
INÉS BARRIONUEVO | ARGENTINA | 2021 | 101 MIN | SPANISH S.-T.EN.
After an intense escape during a protest against abortion laws, Camila’s political spirit is quelled by a family move to Buenos Aires and her enrollment in a “poisonous” private school. But unexpected friendships and romantic trysts across the gender divide awaken her wild side and her commitment to bodily autonomy.
Her wealthy grandmother’s house, where Camila (Nina Dziembrowski) is forced to stay with her family, is like a mausoleum, entombing Camila among the elderly woman’s secrets. Extending a hand into the gloom, Camila’s new classmates – including the openly gay Pablo (Federico Sack); the sensitive, teen-idol-sexy Bruno (Diego Sanchéz); and the mercurial Clara (Maite Valero) – introduce Camila to Buenos Aires’ night life, as well as a fluid sexuality steamy enough to curl the plastic covering off the furniture. Though she is labeled a “feminazi” for breaking the mold, Camila refuses to stay chained to the past and endeavours to drag her oppressively neutral school into raw social awareness. Lifted by generational healing and informed by Thoreau’s declaration that “All good things are wild and free,” writer-director Inés Barrionuevo moves us from a carefully calibrated stillness into the kick of revolt.
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