María Luisa Bemberg

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      • April 14, 1922 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
      • May 7, 1995

      María Luisa Bemberg (April 14, 1922 – May 7, 1995) was an Argentine film writer, director and actress, one of the first Latin American women film directors with a powerful presence in the intellectual Argentina of 1970-1990. In her work, she specialized in portraying famous South American women and the Argentine upper class. Bemberg also focused on feminism, with regard to the gender debate and cinematic gaze. Bemberg is arguably Latin America's foremost female director.