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Camilla (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 November 1994 (USA)
Vincent and Freda Lopez are a young married Toronto couple who both indulge in the arts, Vince as an artist and Freda as a musician/composer. Their marriage is not as secure as it may seem ... See full summary »

Director:

Deepa Mehta

Writers:

Ali Jennings (story), Paul Quarrington
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Tandy ... Camilla Cara
Bridget Fonda ... Freda Lopez
Elias Koteas ... Vincent Lopez
Maury Chaykin ... Harold Cara
Graham Greene ... Hunt Weller
Hume Cronyn ... Ewald
Ranjit Chowdhry Ranjit Chowdhry ... Officer Kapur
George Harris ... Jerry
Sandi Ross ... Border Guard
Gerry Quigley Gerry Quigley ... Border Official
Atom Egoyan ... Sea Bunnies Director
Devyani Saltzman Devyani Saltzman ... Girl #1
Camille Spence Camille Spence ... Girl #2
Martha Cronyn Martha Cronyn ... Coat Check Woman
Sheilanne Lindsay Sheilanne Lindsay ... Lauron Tinscheff
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Storyline

Vincent and Freda Lopez are a young married Toronto couple who both indulge in the arts, Vince as an artist and Freda as a musician/composer. Their marriage is not as secure as it may seem on the surface as Vince sees Freda's music as purely a hobby, while she sees it as her vocation, despite feeling insecure about it. The two drive to Savannah, Georgia for a vacation, where they meet mother and son Camilla and Harold Cara, a former concert violinist and a B-movie producer respectively. There is an immediate bond between Camilla and Freda because of their music, and because of the unconditional support Camilla provides to Freda concerning her music that Vince will or cannot. Their bond is also despite the obvious exaggerated stories Camilla tells of her life. After Vince and Harold leave to work on a joint project and after Freda and Vince have an argument following about her musical career, Freda asks Camilla to drive back to Toronto with her to attend a concert of Brahms' violin ... Written by Huggo

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They went looking for adventure... and found themselves.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freda y Camilla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$250,993
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the last time Jessica Tandy and her real-life husband Hume Cronyn appeared in a movie together. See more »

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Around 30:50 into the film, as Freda drives with Camilla over a bridge, the first shot (facing forward) shows the topless car with no front windscreen, the second (head-on) shows the fold-down windscreen raised. See more »

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References This Is Your Life (1952) See more »

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Whale Sounds
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Jessica Tandy's eyes literally shines
29 December 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Freda Lopez (Bridget Fonda) is a musician who wants to front her own band. Her husband Vincent (Elias Koteas) belittles her dream more as a hobby. While on vacation, they meet Camilla (Jessica Tandy) and her son Harold (Maury Chaykin). Freda is immediately fascinated with former concert violinist Camilla. Vincent gets a chance at work, and decides to leave along with Harold. He and Freda have a fight, and she stays despite of Vincent. After some reminiscence from Camilla, Freda suggests that she and Camilla return to Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre to attend a concert. The men return to find the women gone, and must come to terms with their relationships.

This is a rather slow moving movie. It's a road trip, but unlike 'Thelma & Louise', they don't blow anything up or shot anybody. I do have to warn the more squeamish that the ladies do get naked. It's a road movie of self discovery and reliving old memories. What truly stands out is the absolute brightness of Jessica Tandy. She doesn't miss a beat. She illuminates the screen. This is one of her last movies, and she commands it like the legend she is. Her longtime husband Hume Cronyn also shines in the latter part of the movie. If you're a fan of their work, it's a movie you should search out. Otherwise, it's a little too slow moving for me.


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