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.
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.
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.
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.
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.