AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


5:00PM or 7:30pm (You Choose!)

Salute to the 20th Anniversary of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival


Auditorium 4 Only!

Discussion will follow screening

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

Salute to the 20th Anniversary of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival


The Cinema Society of San Diego is proud to salute the San Diego Jewish Film Festival, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. For the celebration, we are pleased to be presenting one of the many prestige films shown over their 12-day celebration.

LA CAMARA OSCURA, a film based on the short story of the same name by Angelica Gorodischer, invites us from the title itself—which refers to an ancient painting technique, the most primitive form of photography—to enter the singular universe of the human gaze, and the mysterious process of its creation.

In a colony of Jewish immigrants in Entre Rios Province, Argentina, at the end of the 19th Century, we discover the story of Gertrudis, a woman who in the eyes of her family was born an ugly baby, grew up into a not very pretty child and finally became, in the eyes of everyone around her, an insignificant, almost invisible woman. Ignored by all, Gertrudis does not let the fact interfere with the keen interest for those delicate, minuscule signs of beauty that surround us, and that we can only perceive if we stop to contemplate them.

Years later, when she's married with children, a French photographer arrives at Gertrudis's farm and becomes the only one to discover, through his special "gaze," Gertrudis's singular beauty and her intense inner world.

Starring Mirta Bogdasarian, Fernando Armani and Patrick Dell'Isola, LA CAMERA OBSCURA is directed by Maria Victoria Menis.

Running Time: 85 Minutes

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