María Luisa Bemberg (Buenos Aires) April 14, 1922 – Ditto; (May 7, 1995); feminist, film director and screenwriter argentina stressed as Director of films on topics relating to the emancipation and vindication of women. Camila, film was chosen to compete for the Academy Award as best foreign language film, one of the six films agreed to a candidate in the history of Argentine cinema.


Educated strictly a patriarchal family which was then in its artistic theme where it shaped many of their experiences and their knowledge of the Argentinian aristocracy. Women portrayed by Maria Luisa Bemberg in his films are rebellious archetypes observed with courage and sarcasm; in each of his films the object of rebellion which face is different (adultery, Church, social class, machismo, consumerism, disability, etc) to denounce a so-called “women’s world” they ultimately do not own.

With regard to the premiere of his first feature film he wrote knew that if my film went wrong they would not say what beast the Bemberg! but do not see that women are useless for filmmaking? and hence fell in the flipped million innocent women


Daughter of Otto Eduardo Bemberg and Sofia Elena Bengolea, María Luisa Bemberg belonged to argentina fourth generation of the powerful family Bemberg, founded by the Patriarch during the Government of Juan Manuel de Rosas and Paraguay Guerra Otto bemberg, of German origin. Family (in 1888 founder and owner of the Brewery Quilmes) was faced with Juan D. Perón during its first two Governments.

Architect Carlos Maria Miguens married October 17, 1945 during the Peronist lived Spain and France, had four children. Divorce ten years later, being – as she punctuated – “Lady Miguens into Lady of no one (later title of one of his films).

Maria Luisa Bemberg was one of those who witnessed the obsession of the Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Moori Koenig, one of the military who overthrew Juan Perón. Koenig had hijacked the embalmed body of Eva Perón, installing it in your Office, where exhibited it its visitors.

Influenced by the 1960s, and film of ingmar bergman, the Nouvelle vague French and Italian, the work of Julio cortázar (especially the Rayuela novel) began as entrepreneur Theatre in 1959 founding together with Catherine Wolff Buenos Aires Globe Theatre. In New York took classes with Lee strasberg and Argentina with Beatriz kill.

A tenacious activist of feminism and a founder of the Feminist Argentina Union was leading to perform an art linked to the problems of women.

He writes the play “the margarita is a flower”, which build the script of Raúl de la Torre, film with Graciela Borges on Argentine upper class award-winning in the San Sebastian Festival and Fernando Ayala “triangle of four” Chronicle of a lady.

He founded his own production company film with the producer Lita Stantic and at the age of 58 in 1981, he directed his first feature film (moments) very being fought by military censorship during the turbulent 1970 in Argentina.

Specializing in women’s issues (and their situation and confrontation to Argentine patriarchal society) evident in his films Mrs no man (1981), Miss mary (with julie Christie, 1986) and that does not speak (1993, with marcello mastroianni) gained remarkable international impact with films focusing on Latin American history as Camila famous women on Camila O’Gorman susú pecoraro and imanol Arias was nominated for an Academy Award as best foreign film in 1985 and I, the worst of all (1990) on Sor Juana ines de la Cruz assumpta Serna and Dominique sanda.

He died in Buenos Aires ill cancer at 73 while working on the screenplay of for his film the imposter based on a tale of their behaviour—i.e by Silvina ocampo, maternal via sister Victoria ocampo and Adolfo bioy Casares wife. The film was made by his collaborator Alejandro maci in 1997.

Cinematographic works


* Camila in collaboration with beda docampo feijoó and Juan Bautista stagnaro. 1983

* Chronicle of a lady, 1971

* That does not speak in collaboration with Jorge Goldenberg. 1992

* The imposter in collaboration with Jorge Goldenberg and Alejandro maci 1997

* Moments together with Marcelo squab Rivière. 1981

* Lady of nobody 1982.

* Triangle of four Héctor Olivera production; Fernando Ayala address. 1975

* The worst of all I on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz inspired by the traps of faith of Octavio Paz, in collaboration with Antonio Larreta. 1990.

Short films

* The world of women (Argentina) 1972. 17 minutes. Writer, producer and Director

* Toys (Argentina) 1978. 12 minutes. Screenwriter, producer and Director

Feature films

* Moments (Argentina) 1980. 89 minutes.

* Lady of no one (Argentina) 1982. 98 minutes.

* Camila (Argentina-España) 1984. 88 minutes.

* Miss Mary (Argentina) 1986. 100 minutes

* The worst of all I (Argentina) 1990. 105 minutes.

* That it is not spoken (Argentina-Italia) 1993. 105 minutes.

Biographies and essays

* King, John, Sheila Whitaker, An Argentine Passion: Maria Luisa Bemberg and her films, Editorial Verso, London 2000.

* King, John, Nissa Torrents, The Garden of Forking Paths: Argentine Cinema, London, 1988.

* Clear Fontana, María Luisa bemberg, Centro Editor of Latin America, Buenos Aires, 1993.

* Bach Caleb. Maria Luisa Bemberg tells the untold, Americas 46,1994.

* Antonella Marra, Il cinema della Bemberg.

* Gabriela Weller, Disobediences and rebellions in films by María Luisa Bemberg, 1981.

* Lourdes Vázquez, principal: Maria Luisa Bemberg, bibliography and filmography. Latin American Infoseries, 2006


* “argentores” award for the best script awarded by the Argentina society of writers for four triangle, 1975.

* Award operates premium Cartagena Film Festival at times, 1981.

* Award for best screenplay and female performance in Huelva and at times, 1981 Chicago festivals.

* First prize of the Cinema Club Colpuertos for the best film in 21 India, Colombia Cartagena Film Festival at times, 1981.

* Prize for best script awarded by the Argentina society of writers for Mrs, 1982.

* Degree the merit of the Konex Foundation of Argentina as a writer of plays, 1984.

* Nominated for the Oscar best foreign language film by the United States film Academy by Camila, 1985.

* Awarded “Coral” for best picture, best actress and best scenography at the Havana Film Festival eighth by Miss Mary, 1986.

* Prize for the best film awarded 43 Venice Film Festival by Miss Mary, 1986

* Award O.C.T.C. 47 Festival of Havana I, the worst of all, 1990.

* Best production Prize awarded at Festival in Chicago by I, the worst of all, 1990.

* Award for special jury awarded at the Festival of Havana for I, the worst of all, 1990

* Best screenplay that non-speaking Film Festival of Havana, 1990.

* Audience award and award of the Association of film writers of Andalusia in Iberoamerican Huelva Film Festival I, the worst of all, 1990.

* “Elvira notari” award given out of competition; 47. I, the worst of all, 1990 Venice Film festival.

* Best film award awarded at Festival Cartagena for I, the worst of all, 1991.

* Diploma of the Konex Foundation merit in Argentina as Director of film, 1991.

* Declared personality Emerita of Argentine culture, Secretary of culture of the nation, 1995.

* Louis Lumiere cinema centenary award, National Fund for the arts, Argentina, 1995.

* Prize Konex Honor, 2001.