Camino

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Writers: Javier Fesser
Starring: Nerea Camacho, Carme Elias, Mariano Venancio, Manuela Vellés
Duration: 143 mins

Directed by: Javier Fesser

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Few films manage to balance Hollywood sentiment and European irony as successfully as Javier Fesser's impressive feature which recently took out 6 of the top Spanish Academy Awards (Goyas) including Best Picture and Best Director. Likened to a mix of The Magdalene Sisters, Amelie and The Song of Bernadette, Camino is a rather extraordinary movie about an 11-year-old girl who falls in love while dying of cancer. It was inspired by the real-life story of Alexia Gonzalez-Barros, currently being considered for sainthood. As Camino's life becomes more traumatice she escapes into a world of fantasy in which Fesser intertwines melodrama, dread and animation in outrageous new ways.