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HISTORY OF A SECRET



 
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When filmmaker Mariana Otero was a young child, her mother disappeared. The family told Mariana and her sister, Isabel, that she had gone to work in Paris and never returned. Twenty-five years later, Otero's father reveals the truth about her mother, confessing the secret he alone had carried for so long--her mother had died in a back-alley abortion. History of a Secret moves the viewer emotionally while simultaneously raising social and political questions. "Painfully honest" (Leslie Felperin, Variety). In French with optional English subtitles.

Mariana Otero---France---2003---95 mins.