La Nina Santa (The Holy Girl) has had very good press, though very few of the reviews suggest you should drop everything and go see it. I know what they are getting at. It is a very slight film, which reminded me a lot My Summer Of Love in both theme (sexual coming of age) and tone (it is surprisingly non-judgmental). But unlike My Summer Of Love it shies away from nearly all action, there is no sex, the confrontation scenes are deliberately left out of the picture. So to be honest, it is a film where not a lot happens, and what does happen is only sporadically interesting. I did not like it much while I was watching it. But afterwards it has mellowed on me.

So let me join the consensus. La Nina Santa is a good film. But don’t go see it.