In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life - no youngest daughter has ever married and her daughter... See full summary »
In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture, assault, rape, and murder. Soldiers descend on a town, cutting off... See full summary »
Highly symbolic and allegorical, this drama takes the search of a son for his father in the chaotic times of the Mexican Revolution and the early 1900s as its basis. Stereotypical (or ... See full summary »
Ignacio López Tarso,
A Claustrophobic experience which involves a Mexican middle class family into the atrocities made by wild and heartless army forces whose main objective seems to be students who do not permit the 1968's Olimpic games' to develop normally.
The story runs in the 1940s Mexico City. A schoolboy (Carlos) falls in love with his best friend's mother (Mariana). Carlos is impressed because this family is not like the ordinary mexican... See full summary »
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.,
The plague struck Thebes in the tragedy by Sophocles here is unparalleled violence; as; merciless in the Colombia today. Edipo; a young promoter of peace; is appointed mayor of a town sunk ... See full summary »
Jorge Alí Triana
A man is released from prison, and after 18 years, returns to his "pueblo" (village). But in this village, time, in many ways, has stood still. The time served by Juan complied with the ... See full summary »
Incredible, There is no other movie with such a quantity (and quality) of people from the arts.
Every time that I see this movie the result is the same, what were the conditions of the epoch to see such an incredible cast of characters. I haven't see another movie with so many artists, at least as important as the artists that appear in this movie.
A Nobel prize, one surrealistic painter, a painter of the Mexican generation after José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, O'Gorman; one surrealistic director, several of the most important Mexican writers, the director of the movie.
The character of Luis Buñuel was chosen by himself, "I want to appear in the movie as a priest" was the Buñuel's condition. Juan Rulfo, Gabriel García Marquez and Carlos Mosivais showed that writing is their greatest talent, not acting. The plastic arts were represented in the film by the great painters Leonora Carrington and José Luis Cuevas.
With this set of actors the director could not resist the temptation of acting in the movie.
Such a delight of movie!
If someone is interested in Mexican culture at that time this film is absolutely a must.
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