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Paulina (1997)





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Paulina Cruz Suarez, raised near Veracruz in the village of Puntilla, was raped at age 8 by Puntilla's mayor. Her impoverished parents saw his interest in her not as evil but as a barter for material gain. Although the mayor had two wives, Suarez was held against her will for two years before she managed to escape to Mexico City where she worked as a maid and gave birth during her 20s to her daughter Rose Marie. U.S. filmmaker Vicky Funari, whose family once employed Suarez as a housekeeper, returned to Mexico to shoot 16mm documentary scenes, intercut with contrived re-creations of key events in Suarez's life. Shown at the 1998 Guadalajara Film Festival.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
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Written By: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Vicky Funari, Paulina Cruz Suarez, Paulina Cruz Suarez
Banff Centre for the Arts


Mathyselene Heredia ...
as Paulina (as a young ...
Mariam Manzano Duran
as Paulina (age 8)
Raul Amado
as Facundo
Alicia Ortega
as Luz Maria
Lolo Navarro
as Woman on bus
Erika Isabel de la C...
as Paulina (age 13)
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Critic Reviews for Paulina

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Full Review… | February 12, 2002
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 12, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

The film has enough powerful moments to sustain it.

Full Review… | February 12, 2002
Film Journal International

Confusingly composed, the movie jumps about jarringly as it tells its story.

Full Review… | February 12, 2002
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Full Review… | February 12, 2002
San Francisco Examiner

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