Sponsored by Queens' Department of World Languages and the Center for Latino Studies
Spanish with English Subtitles.
The Holy Girl (Spanish: La niña santa) is a 2004 Argentinian drama film directed by Lucrecia Martel that takes place in the small town of La Ciénaga, at the Hotel Termas, a dilapidated Argentine hotel, during a medical conference. Two young teenage girls, Amalia (María Alché) and her best friend Josefina (Julieta Zylberberg), begin to explore their new sexuality and, at the same time, have Catholic religious passion. Amalia's story is partly about an adolescent girl's discovery of her sexual vulnerability and the sexual power she possesses.
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