Camila Comes Out at Night
Camila saldrá esta noche
Director: Inés María Barrionuevo
Argentina | 2021 | Portuguese & Spanish with English subtitles | 103 min
View in-person at The Cinematheque Friday, Sep 2 at 8:30pm
When her grandmother becomes seriously ill, Camila is forced to move to Buenos Aires, leaving behind a close-knit group of friends and a liberal public high school for a traditional private institution. She finds herself surrounded by more conservative classmates, some of whom admire her political outspokenness and others who resent her for it. Camila’s boundary-pushing temperament is put to the test as she deals with the jarring change of scenery, and the alluring set of possibilities and experiences that lie in wait in the big city.
Camila Comes Out Tonight is a vivid tale of the whirlwind of feelings that is adolescence, as well as an intimate portrait of the contradictions of the Argentinian society. It touches on major topics such as sexuality, abortion, and colonization through the personal story of a young woman trying to find her place in society. – TROMSO International Film Festival
Cuando su abuela enferma gravemente, Camila se ve obligada a mudarse a Buenos Aires, dejando atrás una escuela secundaria pública liberal por una institución escolar privada tradicional. De repente, una persona mayor sin amigos y con su madre soltera atrapada en asuntos familiares; El temperamento feroz pero inmaduro de Camila se pone a prueba mientras lidia con el discordante cambio de escenario y el atractivo conjunto de posibilidades y experiencias que acechan en la gran ciudad.
Inés María Barrionuevo was born in the city of Córdoba in 1980, and has a degree in Communication Sciences from the UNC. She directed the video minute Picnic (2005), a series for TDA Collage, and the short film La quietud (2012). She has directed three feature films: Atlántida (2014), Lxs chicxs de las motitos (2020), and Camila Comes Out at Night (2021), which have screened at numerous international festivals.