Inspired by FAME, FLASHDANCE and top-rated telenovela CRISTAL, Natalia has dreamt of winning the Miss Tacuarembo beauty pageant since childhood, though she's pushing 30 and performing at the tacky Biblical-themed Cristo Park. When a reality TV host comes calling, Natalia hopes it will be her big break. "An imaginative, exuberantly kitschy musical. ...Uruguayan media artist Martin Sastre's debut feature boasts a sexy, dancing Christ, an over-the-top reality show and a soap-opera storyline, but by rooting these Almodovarian cliches in the fantasies of a young femme, [the film] stays simpatico throughout despite its excesses." – Jonathan Holland, Variety. Winner, Zonazine Section, 2011 Malaga Film Festival.
DIR/SCR Martín Sastre; SCR based on the novel by Dani Umpi; PROD Oscar Marcos Azar. Uruguay/Argentina/Spain, 2010, color, 98 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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