I, the Worst of All (1990)

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Director: Maria Luisa Bemberg
Cast: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda


In 17th century Mexico the poetess Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is adopted by the temporal authorities, particularly the viceroy's wife, but increasingly considered a threat by the archbishop.

The Review

Austere but rewarding story of a doomed feminist who happens to be more intelligent and sensitive to creation than her ecclesiastical superiors. Apparently entirely shot in a studio.