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Matilde Landeta (1910–1999)

Matilde Landeta was one of the first woman filmmakers in México, along with Adela Sequeyro. Both wrote the movies they directed, and both could only make a few in a film industry strongly controlled by their male counterparts. At first Matilde's family opposed to her aspirations, but her brother Eduardo Landeta, an actor in early sound movies, ... See full bio »


(age 88) in Mexico City, Mexico

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Known For

Trotacalles Writer
El camino de la vida
La negra Angustias
Nocturno a Rosario


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 1946 Sinfonía de una vida (script supervisor)
 1946 Cantaclaro (script supervisor)
 1945 Adán, Eva y el diablo (script supervisor)
 1945 Soltera y con gemelos (script supervisor)
 1944 El as negro (script supervisor)
 1944 La corte de faraón (script supervisor)
 1944 El amor de los amores (script supervisor)
 1944 La guerra de los pasteles (script supervisor)
 1944 La mujer sin cabeza (script supervisor)
 1944 María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (script supervisor)
 1943 Another Dawn (script supervisor)
 1943 El espectro de la novia (script supervisor)
 1943 Flor silvestre (production secretary) / (script supervisor)
 1943 María Eugenia (script supervisor)
 1942 Jesusita en Chihuahua (script supervisor)
 1939 With Villa's Veterans (script supervisor)
 1939 The Coward (script supervisor)
 1938 Águila o sol (script supervisor)
 1936 Let's Go with Pancho Villa (script supervisor)
 1935 The Dressel Family (script supervisor)
 1934 El compadre Mendoza (script supervisor)
 1933 Su última canción (script supervisor)
 1933 The Lark (script supervisor)
 1933 El prisionero 13 (script supervisor)
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Alternate Names:

Matilde S. Landeta

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Pioneering feminist Mexican writer-director. In films from the 1930's as a continuity girl. In the 40's turned to directing and writing films.

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