A young girl is sent to a South American hacienda, where she learns about the life of her reclusive aunt, Oriana

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Wells ...
Oriana
Daniela Silverio ...
Maria, adult
Rafael Briceño ...
Padre
Mirtha Borges ...
Fidelia
Maya Oloe ...
Maria, adolescent
Philippe Rouleau ...
Georges
Claudia Venturini ...
Oriana, adolescent
Martha Canelon ...
Madre
Luis Armando Castillo ...
Sergio
Asdrúbal Meléndez ...
Sanchez
Hanna Caminos ...
Oriana, child
Alejandro Padrón ...
Sergio, child
Leonor Contramaestre ...
Anabel, child
Valmore Gómez ...
Photographer
Blanca de Gómez ...
Teacher
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Maria learns that her aunt Oriana has died and willed her a crumbling and remote Venezuelan hacienda where Maria spent a short time as a girl just entering puberty. Maria goes to the hacienda to prepare the place for sale; while going through her aunt's papers, she recalls her visit years' before. In flashbacks, we see the young Maria trying to sort out why Oriana never leaves the hacienda, what secret may be in Oriana's past, and who the mysterious Sergio was. The young Maria, as she learns things, imagines her aunt's youth, cruel father, and first love. After these reveries within reveries, Maria, now a grown woman, makes one more discovery. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Great movie with many various symbols, and deep characters.
13 January 1999 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

Although some may think this movie is boring, in fact, it has a quite interesting background, which focus on the characters and their individual actions. Also flashbacks or "echoes" add great emphasis to the story.


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