Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar travels to the deserted town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing... See full summary »
Carlos López Moctezuma,
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »
Herrera (Armendariz) and Gómez (Fernandez) are on opposite sides in the Revolution; when the two men return home, one finds that his mistress, La Bandida (Maria Félix) is involved with ... See full summary »
Ignacio López Tarso
When young tracker Emma Walker and a team of summer hires venture into the Wyoming wilderness to monitor grizzly bears, they encounter another species that wishes to remain hidden, and ... See full summary »
La Escondida (The hidden one) is one of the most famous films directed by Roberto Gavaldòn and was deservedly shown at the 1956 Cannes film festival. Its personal and fascinating portrayal of one woman's journey through the Mexican revolution is both captivating and enlightening. The film provides the viewer with a political insight and background into the conflict. The lead performances by Felix and Armendariz are convincing making the plot enjoyable and easy to follow. The use of various well-known Mexican corridos adds depth and sentimentality to the storyline. La Escondida adopts a unique approach, focusing on the heart wrenching romance of two lower class Mexicans struggling to be together in such troubled times.
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