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Discuss the Movie Camino with Lima Writers

Hosted by the Consul of the Lima Writers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 16 Jun 19:00 - 21:30

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Camino's elder sister is a Catholic acolyte, deliberately kept from contacting her family. Suppressing open signs of normal maternal grief, the mother seems almost inhuman in urging her dying daughter to "offer up" her suffering for Jesus. The father struggles to protect his daughter from a concerted effort to canonize her (even before her death) by his wife, elder daughter, and Catholic officials. Even the hospital medical staff seem to be complicit in this.

In a subversive irony, Fesser suggests that Camino's "Jesus", whose name she invokes, is not Christ, but a teenage boy named Jesús (a common name in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries) on whom Camino has a normal schoolgirl crush. This is shown in dream sequences she experiences throughout the film.

Reception[edit]
The film won six Goya Awards, including best picture, best director, and best original screenplay.[2]

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Please note that by popular request, discussions will be in English.

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