A group of students take a bus to go to a small town, in order to finish a professional practice. All of them are friends, and they decide to sing some modern songs, while the other ... See full summary »
In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them. Maria Candelaria is segregated for being a prostitute's child and the couple ... See full summary »
Dolores del Rio,
Yuppie and womanizer Tomas is caught in a trap when falsely diagnosed with A.I.D.S. by Silvia, a nurse who finds herself cheated by the young Casanova. Looking for a quick death (putting ... See full summary »
Daniel Giménez Cacho,
Luis de Icaza
Natalia and Carlos, both aged 20, are in love and struggling to survive in today's Spain. Their limited resources prevent them from getting ahead as they'd like to. They have no great ... See full summary »
Ingrid García Jonsson,
The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog ... See full summary »
Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »
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.
Bits of found film and different types of animation illustrate a classic chase scene scenario: A woman is abducted and a man comes to her rescue, but during their escape they find themselves in the enemy's secret headquarters.
Couldn't be more ad-hoc given the current bicentennial celebrations.
Amazing... there is so much to say about this short, it's really exquisite the genial montage as well as the suture, remembrance and influence from the Russian avant-garde's Mayakovski and Einsenstein. This 50's piece of critique-and-satire to the economic, social, political, demographic and religious system is achieved through its hard and yet, genius, contrasts.
¡Simply wonderful! I personally would say that is because of pieces like "LA FORMULA SECRETA" exist, that one is still willing and eager to make cinema in Mexico.
PS: I don't know if it's a great advertising strategy, some bizarre sponsorship or simply part of the message-montage, the appearance of the Coca-Cola (Coke) bottle silhouette is abstract as well as impressive. Given the advance in subliminal messages during the 50's, could this be an example perhaps?
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?