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Maria Novaro

Novaro graduated from the University Center for Cinematographic Studies in Mexico City. Her first films, Lavaderos, Sobre las olas, and De encje y azucar, were made in 1981 with a super-8mm camera. Later that year she also became part of Cine Mujer, a Mexican film collective, where she directed Es Premera Vez. Her portrayal of the duality of female realities can be seen in films such as her 1983 film Querida Carmen, in which a young professional woman imagines herself to be Calamity Jane in her daydreams. Her best known film is Una isla rodeada de agua (1985), which chronicles an orphaned teenage girl's quest for her mother along the lovely Costa Grande.,,1972468,00.html

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