CAMINO

By Javier FESSER

WILD BUNCH - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Director(s)
    • Javier FESSER
    • Synopsis
    • Pamplona 2001. 12-year-old Camino is dying in hospital. Surrounded by family, friends and hospital staff, she provides an almost supernatural example of a peaceful, contented death. Then, in her final moments, something extraordinary happens. Camino may yet escape death…
      Madrid, a few months earlier.
      Charming and intelligent schoolgirl Camino shares her life and dreams with her clairvoyant friend Begoña. She’s very close to her mother, Gloria, an Opus Dei supernumerary who has drummed into her the faith “without concessions” which is now central to her life. As Camino enters adolescence, she feels the first stirrings of love. At the same time, she is diagnosed with a rare and aggressive tumour.
      Helpless in the face of this tragedy, her father is the only other person who knows about the platonic love story unfolding in Camino’s heart. His humanity stands in stark contrast to Gloria’s conviction that everything that is happening to Camino is because God has chosen her. The relationship between mother and father grows increasingly fragile as Camino’s state worsens.
      Camino is admitted to the Opus Dei-run clinic in Pamplona. Here, shorn of everything (including her beautiful long blonde hair) her plight is interpreted by as a manifestation of sanctity and an extremely valuable example for a generation of young people increasingly isolated from the Church. But for Camino, pain and suffering are overshadowed by the love… love for someone she can neither see nor touch.
      CAMINO is inspired by the true-life story of a 14-year old girl who died in Pamplona in 1984 and who is currently in the process of being canonized.
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