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Bless Me, Ultima (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 22 February 2013 (USA)
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A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

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Tenorio
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A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

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Abençoe-me Ultima: A Feiticeira  »

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Author of the original novel Rudolfo Anaya was a frequent visitor to the set and was treated like royalty by cast and crew, because a majority of both were natives of New Mexico and grew up on the novel. See more »

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Antonio: Bless me, Ultima.
Ultima: I bless you in the name of all that is good and strong and beautiful.
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La Feria de Las Flores A.K.A. Me Gusta Cantarle al Viento
Written by Jesus Monge
Performed by Lydia Mendoza
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Best movie about our culture since Salt of the Earth
21 October 2012 | by (New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Best movie about our gente since Salt of the Earth. Must watch! No clichés here. Just a sweet, subtle, and poignant coming of age story set in the beautiful, but troubled post WWII landscape of northern New Mexico. Few films make you feel like you're reading a novel-- refreshingly, this one does justice to Rudolfo Anaya's timeless classic. The arc climaxes with little fanfare, but you will no doubt be left with a sense of how and why the supernatural, deeply woven into the daily life of these comunidades, helps people navigate the paradoxes of "good" and "evil." In a period when Latinos, as a demographic are coming of age politically, and while at once courted and loathed, Bless Me, Ultima is timely, but also transcendent and universal. Don't miss it!


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