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Camino
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Controversial and deeply shocking film is based on the case of Alexia Gonzalez-Barros, a devoutly Catholic Spanish girl whose exemplary hospital death in 1985 at the age of 14 has become the focus of a cult of sainthood. Film's protagonist Camino and her mother, father and sister are members of Opus Dei – the controversial Catholic organisation that encourages personal prelature – devoting oneself to God without taking holy orders or retreating from the outside world. A dazzling 13-year-old girl simultaneously faced with two completely new events in her life: falling in love and dying. Above all, Camino is a bright light capable of shining through every one of the dark doors that try to stifle her desire to live, love and find happiness once and for all. Spanish daily "El Mundo" described "Camino" as "the riskiest and politically most uncomfortable” candidate, which depicts the influential conservative Catholic organization Opus Dei in a critical light. Director, screenwriter and producer, Javier Fesser (44) made the features "The Miracle of P. Tinto" (1998) and "Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure" (2003). He is also the author of international prize-winning shorts, including "Binta and the Great Idea", for which he secured an Oscar nomination for Best Short Film in 2004. His impressive third feature "Camino" competed at San Sebastian Festival, became a big commercial film despite dark subject matter and has won six "Goya" awards in all main nominations.
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