Release date:April 29, 2005
Studio:Fine Line Features
MPAA Rating:R (for some sexual content and brief nudity)
Screenwriters:Juan Pablo Domenech, Lucrecia Martel
Starring:Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta, María Alche, Julieta Zylberberg, Mía Maestro, Marta Lubos, Arturo Goetz, Alejo Mango, Mónica Villa
"The Holy Girl" (La Niña Santa) explores the burgeoning sexuality and religious fervor of two teenage girls, Amalia (Alche) and her best friend, Josefina (Zylberberg). Artfully piecing together a mosaic of nuanced details, fragments of sounds, and small moments, Lucrecia Martel creates a potent and specific portrait of adolescent life. Understanding the temptation of good - and the evil it causes - "The Holy Girl" delicately explores themes of sin, frustration and desire.