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The lissome Francisca Lewin stars in this talky Chilean biopic (2009) about the short, turbulent life of Teresa Wilms Montt, a poet and anarchist of the early 20th century. This well-bred belle first signals her rejection of bourgeois norms by stripping to the waist at a genteel society function, and after she estranges her family by eloping at age 17, her hard-drinking husband catches her cheating and ships her off to a convent. A friend helps her bust out of the stifling nunnery, but her subsequent literary fame fails to compensate for the miseries of her messy personal life. Director Tatiana Gaviola serves up swoony sex, melodrama, and nicely dry-cleaned costumes. In Spanish with subtitles. 84 min.


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