|Assumpta Serna||Juana Ines de la Cruz|
|Dominique Sanda||La Virreina|
|Héctor Alterio||The Viceroy|
|Graciela Araujo||Sister Ursula|
|Alberto Segado||Father Miranda|
This fact-based film examines the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a Roman Catholic nun from Mexico City who, in the midst of the Spanish Inquisition, established herself as an important New World philosopher, poet, playwright and early feminist. When Sor Juana comes under the scrutiny of a vicious archbishop for her unconventional ways, she must appeal to a powerful political connection -- the Viceroy's scholarly wife .