A WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE
A marker of his “Mexican years,” Luis Buñuel’s adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s “Pierre et Jean” skewers bourgeois values with brilliant satire...LEARN MORE
One of the most popular Mexican films ever made, the cult sensation Aventurera is a famous example of a cabareteras, a curious film noir and musical hybrid wildly popular in Mexico in the...LEARN MORE.
CAVALLO BEHIND BARS
In this real-life story of dictators, political agents, and secret identities, Argentine businessman Ricardo Miguel Cavallo used the code name "Serpico" as an officer of the...LEARN MORE.
DON'T FOOL WITH LOVE
The short stories of Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez inspired Don't Fool With Love, a trilogy of torrid tales steeped in the style of Marquez's magic realism. In The...LEARN MORE.
DONA HERLINDA AND HER SON
Two gay lovers--a surgeon and a student--move in with the controlling mother of the former in this delightful Mexican comedy. "Amusing, cheerfully subversive...a film to be savored...LEARN MORE.
DOWN IN OLD MEXICO: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK
According to the productions in this set, Old Mexico was filled with handsome men, beautiful women, deep passion, and true romance. Includes: My Dear Tom Mix, "a charming conceit" (Time Out) about "the King of Cowboys," Tom Mix; and Don't Fool With Love, a trilogy of short films inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The legend of Erendira tells of a brave young Indian woman who took up arms against the Spanish conquistadors during the 16th century. Though soon to be married, Erendira ...LEARN MORE.
The story of the 16th century native Mexican, St. Juan Diego, and his encounters with the Virgin is interwoven with the present-day story of archaeologist Jose Maria...LEARN MORE.
JOLTS OF THE HEART
Set just before America entered WWII, Jolts of the Heart is a searing melodrama about the secret lives of Communists working and spreading propaganda in Mexico. Jose, an aspiring novelist...LEARN MORE.
JUAN I FORGOT I DON'T REMEMBER
Mexican filmmaker Juan Carlos Rulfo expanded his award-winning short El Abuelo Cheno y Otras Historias into this captivating documentary about his legendary father, poet and novelist...LEARN MORE.
LET'S GO WITH PANCHO VILLA
This classic of Mexican cinema follows the adventures of six young men who leave their rural homes to join Pancho Villa's army. Together the men endure hardship, tragedy...LEARN MORE.
The stunning feature debut of one of Mexico's leading female directors, Maria Novaro, offering a fresh perspective on motherhood, a prominent theme in Latin American cinema...LEARN MORE.
MEXICAN MELODRAMA: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK
The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema is remembered for its dynamic genres, charismatic stars, and innovative directors. The two films joined here represent the era's biggest box office sensations. Aventurera (Alberto Gout, 1950, 101 mins.) is a famous example of a cabareteras, a curious film noir-musical hybrid that was wildly popular in Mexico in the 1940s and 1950s. Starring the immortal Ninon Sevilla, this passionate melodrama follows the rise and fall of a popular nightclub star with a dark past. Next, Woman of the Port (Arcady Boytler, 1934, 76 mins.) stars the sensual Lina Boytler as Rosario. After the horrible death of her father and the betrayal of her fiance, Rosario is cast aside in Vera Cruz. She becomes a prostitute, living above a cabaret where she picks up her clients. When a sailor saves her from the brutal hands of a violent drunk, the two lonely souls are drawn to each other for reasons that become clear as the mystery unfolds. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Alberto Gout/Arcady Boytler---Mexico---1950/1934---177 mins.
MY DEAR TOM MIX
Joaquina has never married, but she makes up for it by going to see silent movies, letting her imagination run wild. One day, she takes her fantasies too far and writes a letter to legendary western...LEARN MORE.
OVER AT THE BIG RANCH/ EN EL
Over at the Big Ranch was one of the earliest box-office successes of Mexico's Golden Era and the first to demonstrate that Latin American audiences expected Mexican movies from...LEARN MORE.
PLACE WITHOUT LIMITS, THE
From Arturo Ripstein, perhaps Mexico's most interesting filmmaker, comes this bittersweet dissection of machismo and homophobia in Latin America. La Manuela, a transvestite...LEARN MORE.
When Mama Santos declares, "Something bad is going to happen" in Presagio, it becomes a bad omen rather than a mere statement. Her provincial town quickly transforms from a...LEARN MORE.
The original film in what has come to be known as the Mexican Revolution Trilogy (with El Compadre Mendoza (1934) and Vamonos Con Pancho Villa (1936)), all written and directed...LEARN MORE.
SUCH IS LIFE
Arturo Ripstein, one of Mexico's most outstanding filmmakers, updated the Greek tragedy Medea for this award-winning tale about women suffering in a man's world. Poor and uneducated...LEARN MORE.
Susana is the story of a delinquent girl who escapes from detention and hides out on a remote finca, a Spanish American plantation. There she destroys a rigid, uptight family with her...LEARN MORE.
Bunuel's overlooked neorealist melodrama deals with a corrupt landlord in search of a thug to intimidate his restless tenants. El Bruto, played by Pedro Armendariz, is a thick...LEARN MORE.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Award-winning filmmaker Paul Leduc [Frida (1984)] directed this gritty musical drama about life in the ghettos of Mexico City during the 1980s. With a soundtrack of contemporary...LEARN MORE.
WHO THE HELL IS JULIETTE?
In this "wildly original" (Stephen Holden, NY Times) film, part documentary and part carefully constructed narrative, Cuban teenager Yuliet Ortega presents herself and her...LEARN MORE.
WOMAN OF THE PORT, THE
A cowardly murder, a dark mystery, and an illicit romance combine in a dark and atmospheric melodrama that's also an all-time classic of Mexican cinema. After the death of her...LEARN MORE.