Felipe Cazals

  • Felipe Cazals – Familiaridades AKA Familiarities (1969)

    1961-1970ComedyDramaFelipe CazalsMexico

    A woman, Betty, is visited by a strange salesman the day she is going away on a trip. The salesman stays in the house as a series of bizarre events occur with his arrival.Read More »

  • Felipe Cazals – El Apando AKA The Heist (1976)

    1971-1980CultFelipe CazalsMexicoPolitics

    Felipe Cazals adapted the novel of Jose Revueltas that he Wrote in Lecumberri prison and displayed the corruption model of the Mexican system in jail, with his usual style of show cruelty in its greatest expression Felipe Cazals was supported this time with an extraordinary assembly of actors which intensity make convincing all he tried to show in the film, Manuel Ojeda,which head appear for the only hole in the Apando where they are prisoners,(this scene remind me Steve McQueen in Papillon) Salvador Sanchez and Jose Carlos Ruiz as the prisoners who traffic drug in the jail get in the film one of the best acting I ever seen in Mexican films until those years, Maria Rojo and Delia Casanova transmitted with naturally and freshmen the simplicity of the low-media Mexican class women, both suffer the denigrates methods of auscultation before enter at jail as visitors.Read More »

  • Felipe Cazals – Las vueltas del citrillo AKA Citrillo’s Turns (2006)

    2001-2010DramaFantasyFelipe CazalsMexico

    Although the film is set specifically in 1903, its atmosphere and tension may be more generally characterised as “before the revolution”. The event in question is the Mexican revolution of the years 1910–17, which overthrew the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, under whom the population had become even more impoverished. Las vueltas del Citrillo is the name of a shabby bar where the socially disinherited drink and exchange incredible stories and fantasies. Individuals with no future or even present meet here to drown their lives in alcohol and tell their tales of the dead and apparitions. In the atmosphere of hallucination and drunkenness, however, a central “sober” story of love, jealousy and betrayal also unfolds.Read More »

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