Oriana (1985)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - France, Venezuela  |  
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In this interesting cinematic tour of a woman's memory (winner of the 1985 Cannes Camera d'Or Award), Marie (Daniela Silverio) is a young Venezuelan who has been living in France and returns back home to liquidate her late aunt Oriana's hacienda. As Marie moves at a slow pace through the rooms of the hacienda, closed doors to chambers of memory in her mind begin to open. She recalls her adolescence spent in this house with her reclusive aunt, a woman who never left the premises. As Marie begins to remember events from that era from the perspective of an adult, she realizes why her aunt shut herself away. Parents should be advised that incest is a part of this story.

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aunt, homecoming, incest, memory, reminiscence, Venezuela