Miss Mary is a young British nanny who arrives in 1938 Buenos Aires to take care of the children of a wealthy landowner. Pre-Peronist Argentina is seen through her eyes as she adjusts to the wealth and privilege around her, sees the fascist movement evolving, and leaves soon before Peron’s election in 1945. –Inbaseline
María Luisa Bemberg (14 April 1922 – 7 May 1995) was a pioneer feminist, film writer, director and actress born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One of the first Latin-American women film directors and a powerful presence in the intellectual Argentina of the 1970-1990. In her work, she specialized in portraying famous South American women and the Argentine upper class.
The daughter of Otto Eduardo Bemberg and Sofía Bengolea, she was born into one of the most powerful families in Argentina, as her great-grandfather, German Argentine immigrant Otto Bemberg, had established the Quilmes Brewery, Argentina’s largest, in 1888.
On October 17, 1945, she married Carlos Miguens. Following their marriage – in the midst of the Perón era – the couple moved to Spain where they had four children before returning to Argentina. In 1959 she established and managed the Buenos Aires’s Teatro Del Globo with her associated Catalina Wolff. She was one of the founders of the Mar del Plata film festival… read more