Mexico

Arcady Boytler & Raphael J. Sevilla – La Mujer del puerto AKA Woman of the Port (1934)

Synopsis:
Rosario (Palma) becomes a prostitute after losing her father and discovering her boyfriend had a liaison with another woman. In Veracruz, Rosario lives above a sordid cabaret “selling her love to the men coming from the sea.” One night, sailor Alberto (Soler) rescues Rosario from the dirty hands of a drunk man. They get along and go to Rosario’s room. After making love, they begin to talk and Rosario discovers they’re siblings…
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Ismael Rodríguez – Nosotros, los pobres AKA We the Poor (1948)

Two kids take a book from a trash can. They begin to read the story of a poor neighborhood in Mexico City. Carpenter Pepe “El Toro” (Infante) lives with his daughter Chachita (Munoz) and woos pretty “Chorreada” (Pavon). Around them, a group of fellows live their lives in many ways: a pair of always-drunk women known as “La Tostada” (The Toast) and “La Guayaba” (The Guava); a beautiful woman (Jurado) who always oversleeps; a hooker with pneumonia (La Tisica) with a dark past. Tragedy comes when Pepe is falsely accused of robbery and sent to the jail. Read More »

Tatiana Huezo – Tempestad (2016)

The emotional journeys of two women victimized by corruption and injustice in Mexico and of the love, dignity and resistance that allowed them to survive. Read More »

María Novaro – Danzón (1991)

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Julia (Rojo) is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every wednesday Julia does the danzon with Carmelo (Rergis) in the old “Salon Colonia”. They’ve danced for years but barely know each other. One night Carmelo disappears without a trace. Feeling lonely and sad, Julia takes a train to Veracruz, where she knows Carmelo has a brother. That sudden trip will change Julia’s life forever. Read More »

René Cardona Jr. & René Cardona – El tesoro de Moctezuma AKA Moctezuma’s Treasure (1968)

The Hong Kong-based international criminal organization from Operación 67 is still in business, but they have a new plan: through research done by a renegade archeologist, the secret location of Emperor Moctezuma’s hidden treasure has been uncovered. However, the map is on the base of a small stone carving of the “plumed coyote,” located in a Mexico City museum; furthermore, the key to deciphering the map is on microfilm that was secreted in Ruth Taylor’s emerald ring, which she gave to Jorge Rubio before she died, at the end of the first film. Read More »

Chucho E. Quintero – Los días particulares AKA These Peculiar Days (2019)

Synopsis:
Eight friends travel to a cabin in the woods to celebrate their high school graduation. Read More »

René Cardona – La mujer murcielago AKA Batwoman (1968)

Batwoman is called to investigate a whacked out scientist that is capturing wrestlers and using their spinal fluid to create a Gill Man. Read More »