Camila’s most recent feature is a co-production whose Brazilian premiere will take place at Olhar. The film’s force arises from its sexagenarian title character, an enigmatic woman played by Camila’s own grandmother and frequent collaborator, Josefina Rodriguez. Its hybrid-form narrative – in which “Nona” flees to a strange small town called Pichiléma after burning down an old lover’s home – invokes questions of passion, exile, and memory in contemporary Chile in diverse ways. Nona herself reigns as a multifaceted figure: An elderly person, a revolutionary, a storyteller.
Camila José Donoso Born in 1988, Chile. First feature film ‘Naomi Campbel’ (2013), co-directed with Nicolas Videla, selected in FICValdivia and CPH:DOX and received the Prize for the Best Documentary Direction in Cinema Tropical. Her second feature film ‘Casa Roshell’ (2017) premiered at Forum in Berlinale and was invited to International Competition at Jeonju IFF.