OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS
[Del Amor y Otros Demonios]
When their beautiful daughter Sierva (Eliza Triana) is bitten by a mad dog, her family sends her to a convent, fearing not merely rabies but demonic possession. There she is treated like a prisoner by the cruel nuns. In time she befriends the young priest (Pablo Derqui) charged with exorcising her evil spirits, and he finds himself bewitched by her beauty. "Hidalgo has seemingly unlocked the key to translating the cerebral sensuality of Gabriel García Márquez's writing into film, providing one of the few screen adaptations worthy of the Colombian novelist's source material." – Andrew Barker, Variety. Costa Rica's Official Selection for the 2011 Academy Awards; 2010 Los Angeles, Hamptons and 2011 Palm Springs Film Festivals.
DIR/SCR/PROD Hilda Hidalgo, based on the novel by Gabriel García Márquez; PROD Laura Imperiale, Clara María Ochoa, Laura Pacheco. Costa Rica/Colombia, 2009, color, 97 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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