Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Affectionately nicknamed "La Doña" for her role in the 1943 Mexican drama Doña Barbara, actress Maria Felix played an essential role in prompting the Mexican film industry to turn out films with more female-centric plots and themes. As a result, Barbara would rise through the ranks to become one of the premiere screen stars of her generation, and an important part of Mexican culture. Life wasn't easy for this lovely and talented screen beauty though, and in this documentary filmmakers examine both her personal life and her professional career to offer the definitive portrait of the woman who would change the face of Mexican cinema.
career-retrospective, Mexican [nationality], movie-star