Foolish Heart (film)
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Foolish Heart Film
Foolish Heart
Corazon Iluminado1.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHéctor Babenco
Produced byHéctor Babenco
Oscar Kramer
Written byHéctor Babenco
Ricardo Piglia
StarringMiguel Ángel Solá
Maria Luísa Mendonça
Music byZbigniew Preisner
CinematographyLauro Escorel
Edited byMauro Alice
Distributed byColumbia TriStar
Sony Pictures
Release date
  • November 13, 1998 (1998-11-13) (Brazil)
  • December 3, 1998 (1998-12-03) (Argentina)
Running time
132 minutes

Foolish Heart (Spanish: Corazón iluminado) is a 1998 Argentine, Brazilian, and French drama film directed by Héctor Babenco. The screenplay was written by Babenco and Ricardo Piglia. The film stars Miguel Ángel Solá, Maria Luísa Mendonça, and others.[1]

The picture is based on the story by Cátulo Castillo.


The film tells of seventeen-year-old Juan (Walter Quiroz). He lives with his parents and spends time with several intellectuals who are interested in photography. The girlfriend of the group's money person is Ana (Maria Luísa Mendonça), and Juan is attracted to her.

Ana spent two years at a mental institution because she was considered "crazy", yet Juan sees Ana often.

Juan is training as a door-to-door salesman, but when a photographer gives him a viewfinder, it changes his life. He's put on the path to his later success as a Hollywood director.



The film was first presented at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival in May.

Release dates




  1. ^ Corazón iluminado on IMDb
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Foolish Heart". Retrieved .

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