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Blanquita

(NR) OUTSIDER PICTURES - 98 min
  • DIRECTOR: Fernando Guzzoni
  • STARRING: Laura López, Alejandro Goic, Amparo Noguera

SHOWTIMES 01/30/2023 (change date):

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Synopsis:

Blanca lives in a foster home for minors run by father Manuel. A sexual scandal involving businessmen and politicians puts Blanca and Manuel in the eye of the press, turning Blanca into a feminist martyr and key witness of the case.

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JOHN FRANCIS FOX
5 out of 5 stars

ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS ON "BLANQUITA"

December 12, 2022
ONE OF THE ELEMENTS ABOUT THIS FILM MOST WAS THE WAY THAT DIRECTOR GUZZONI USED CLOSE-UPS AS A WAY FOR HIS CHARACTERS' TO MAKE THEIR STRONGEST POINTS. ONE EXAMPLE OF THIS WAS THE SCENE IN WHICH FR. MANUEL (ALEJANDRO GOIC) IS REPRIMANDING MARCOS FOR HIS TREATMENT OF BLANQUITA, AND TELLING HIM WHY HE DOESN'T THINK HE SHOULD BE ALLOWED BACK INTO BLANQUITA'S AND THEIR DAUGHTER'S LIVES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY ENHANCED WITH MR. GOIC'S INSISTENT DELIVERY OF THE LINES, "SHE'S NOT YOUR DAUGHTER! SHE'S NOT YOUR DAUGHTER! SHE'S NOT YOUR DAUGHTER!" THE SAME TECHNIQUE IS USED IN THE SCENE BETWEEN FR. MANUEL AND THE CARDINAL WHO IS COVERING UP FOR A SEXUALLY ABUSIVE POLITICIAN. DIRECTOR GUZZONI KEPT PANNING THE CAMERA BETWEEN THE TWO CHARACTERS, AND THAT INCREASED THE TENSION BETWEEN THEM. I'M GLAD THAT CHILE HAS CHOSEN THIS FILM TO BE ITS CHOICE FOR THE BEST FOREIGN FILM CATEGORY, AND I HOPE THE OSCAR VOTERS WILL BE WISE ENOUGH TO NOMINATE IT.

JOHN FRANCIS FOX
5 out of 5 stars

EXTREMELY POWERFUL DEPICTION OF WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE A SEX ABUSE SURVIVOR

December 12, 2022
WE NEED THIS MOVIE VERY BADLY NOW BECAUSE THERE IS STILL A LOT TO BE DONE TO HELP THE SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE, AND DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER FERNANDO GUZZONI HAS FOUND THE PERFECT ACTRESS TO REPRESENT SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS. LAURA LOPEZ HAS THE SAME HAUNTED LOOK THAT YOU SAW ON MARIE FALCONETTI IN "THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC." AND MS. LOPEZ HAS ALSO FOUND OTHER WAYS TO EXPRESS HER CHARACTER'S PAIN. WHEN SHE TELLS HER ABUSER AT THE END THAT PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE HER, AND PEOPLE WILL BE FLINGING GARBAGE AT HIM, SHE EXPRESES A STEELINESS THAT AROSE OUT OF YEARS OF BEING ABUSED.