Camila is a headstrong, confident, upper-class woman, during the 19th century Argentine dictatorship of Juan Manuel de Rosas. Somehow, her social indiscretions are allowed. But when Camila meets the handsome young priest Ladislao Gutierrez, her passion gets the best of her. She and Ladislao embark on a dangerous romance.
A lavish period piece on a scandalous real-life romance, Camila was acclaimed world wide upon its theatrical release. Camila garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. In the words of Cineaste, "as a powerful indictment of political oppression and religious hypocrisy, never ceases to be a powerful advocate of great love and individual freedom of choice." The Chicago Tribune adds: "Take an extra hankie if you see Camila!"