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The Eternal Feminine, by Natalia Beristain, will premiere at the Rome Film Fest

After winning the Audience Award for Mexican Fiction Feature Film at the 15th Morelia International Film Festival, The Eternal Feminine, by Natalia Beristain, will have its international premiere on Friday, November 3, at the Rome Film Fest.

The Eternal Feminine is based on extensive field research with interviews with people who knew Mexican writer Rosario Castellanos, such as Elena Poniatowska, Juan Villoro and Samuel Gordon, who lived with the writer in Israel, weeks before her death. The story develops in the early fifties in Mexico City, when Rosario goes against a society governed by men: she is a precocious university intellectual who will become one of the leading writers in Mexican literature. However, her turbulent love story with Ricardo shows the contradictory reverse. At the height of her career, in the maturity of marriage, a discussion breaks out that marks a point of no return.

In 2012, Natalia Beristain won the award for Best Mexican Feature Film at the 10th FICM for her debut feature, I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone.