La Herida Luminosa (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Oscar-winning Spanish director Jose Luis Garci (the 1982 To Begin Again) filmed this adaptation of the Josep Maria Sagarra novel, set during the '50s in a provincial town, about cardiologist Enrique Molinos (Fernando Guillen), highly regarded as both an academic and a doctor. At home, however, Molinos has a marriage gone sour. His daughter Maribel (Cayetana Guillen) entered a convent to become Sister Maria, and the father and daughter haven't spoke to each other for three years. Now she's about to embark on missionary service in Africa, but her heart arrhythmia and fainting spells prompt the Mother Superior (Julia Gutierrez Caba) to request an examination by the doctor. Molinos is in a happier mood when he trysts with his colleague Julia (Beatriz Santana), but his wife Isabel (Mercedes Sampietro) could create problems. Shown at the 1997 Montreal Film Festival.

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convent, daughter, missionary