(Roberto Gavaldon, 1963).
Gavaldon’s unsettling drama, one of the most indelible Mexican films of the 1960s, stars Pina Pellicer who gives a touching performance as a naïve country girl who finds work in the big city and becomes involved with an exploitative married man. The picture’s stunning visual quality is the work of one of the leading directors of cinematography in world cinema, Gabriel Figueroa. The fine script is by B. Traven, the mysterious author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
Sun., Aug. 24, 8:20 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 27, 4:15 p.m., 2008