Tag Archives: Mexico
La llorona / The Crying Woman (1960) René Cardona, María Elena Marqués, Eduardo Fajardo, Luz María Aguilar, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Mexican horror film La Llorona begins with a very happy young woman named Margarita (Luz Mara Aguilar) who is planning her wedding to the love of her life. Her uncle (Carlos Lopez Moctezuma) refuses to give his blessing to the union. She goes through with the marriage and soon gives birth to a son named Jorgito. When he gets older, Jorgito learns that the family suffers from a curse that causes woman to kill their children. In order to keep the curse from perpetuating itself, Jorgito begins plotting the murder of Margarita.
A man tricked into enlisting in the Confederate army is later thrown into a hellish stockade on desertion charges. He eventually breaks out of the prison camp, reunites with his old partner and sets out to kill the man who was responsible for his being in the camp in the first place. However, after accidentally killing a Confederate officer, he finds himself pursued by a gang of vicious bounty hunters intent on collecting the reward put up by the dead officer’s widow.
En vísperas de un día especial, los lazos familiares se muestran frágiles ante el sentimiento compartido de una gran ausencia. El tío Manuel, un hombre muy especial, está dedicado a sacar adelante a sus sobrinos adolescentes y ayudar a su cuñado, sindicalista y desempleado. La casa de mamá será el corazón de esta noche en la que la familia podría desvanecerse en un mundo de sueños perdidos. Ópera prima sobre la desintegración de la institución familiar.
La diosa arrodillada / The Kneeling Goddess (1947) Roberto Gavaldón, María Félix, Arturo de Córdova, Rosario Granados, Crime, Drama, Mystery
A artist model who leads the ever hapless Arturo de Córdova away from the arms of his innocent, blue-eyed wife and down, down, down into the ecstatic depths of degradation which include a stop at seedy Panamanian nightclub.
A paso de cojo / A Lame Step (1980) Luis Alcoriza, Luis Manuel Pelayo, Bruno Rey, Julio Alejandro Lobato, Comedy, Drama, War
During the Cristero War a group of handicapped motivated by the village priest join the struggle to form a battalion and committing all sorts of outrages by the villages in which they pass. They come to abduct and rape a woman walking with her boyfriend who spread bullets. Finally they are betrayed and defeated, and survivors return to their village.
Cada quién su vida / To Each His Life (1960) Julio Bracho, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Emma Fink, Carlos Navarro, Drama
Cada quién su vida (To Each Their Own Life) takes place on December 31st in a cabaret in Mexico City during the 1950s, a place where customers go to dance and have fun. Among them are a congressman and a professor who hope to share their experiences and problems with the women there, each of a different category, each with their own problems and heartaches, but always with a sense of humor that keeps them afloat.
El prisionero 13 / Prisoner 13 (1933) Fernando de Fuentes, Alfredo del Diestro, Luis G. Barreiro, Adela Sequeyro, Drama, War
El Prisionero 13 (Prisoner 13) is part of the trilogy of films made by Fernando Fuentes concerning the Mexican Revolution. The film centers on the drunkard Colonel Carrasco, whose wife Marta leaves him taking his young son. The child, Juan, grows into an admirable and well-mannered young man. Having been promoted to a higher rank of power amidst the Mexican Revolution, the indulgent and corrupt Colonel accepts a bribe to free a revolutionary, Felipe Martinez, from his prison. Martinez has been sentenced to execution at the hands of a firing squad. Carrasco asks to have the revolutionary replaced by absolutely anyone. In a twist of fate, that anyone turns out to be his own long lost son Juan. Upon receiving this news, Marta races to the prison and explains the predicament to Carrasco. He subsequently desperately attempts to prevent the gunning down of his son by his very own government officials.
Vaho / Becloud (2009) Alejandro Gerber Bicecci, Marta Aura, Sonia Couoh, Aldo Estuardo, Joel Figueroa, Drama
On a dry lakebed in 1964, a trucker and his companion find a baby boy. Years later, interweaving narratives about childhood link the destinies of three men from the local neighborhood to the lakebed and the baby. Director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci turns a tangled neighborhood tale into an enthralling mix of history, memory and atonement. Presented by the Global Film Initiative.