Jaime Humberto Hermosillo

  • Jaime Humberto Hermosillo – La pasión según Berenice AKA The Passion of Berenice (1976)

    Jaime Humberto Hermosillo1971-1980DramaMexicoThriller

    Berenice (Navarro) is a woman with a mysterious past. A scar crosses her face and nightmares of fire and horses fill her lonely nights. She maybe killed her husband but nobody can be sure. In the present, Berenice lives with her godmother (Roldán) a money lender so fragile that she’s always resting in her bed. The two women live in an almost perpetual seclusion, except on Sundays when they go to the church and to the movies. One day, the godmother’s doctor dies and she asks Berenice to go to his velatory. There they meet Rodrigo (Armendáriz Jr.) the doctor’s son, a handsome and free-spirited young man for whom Berenice falls in love.Read More »

  • Jaime Humberto Hermosillo – La verdadera vocación de Magdalena AKA Magdalena’s true vocation (1972)

    1971-1980ComedyJaime Humberto HermosilloMexico

    Married to rock ‘n’ roll man Eme, Magdalena has not stopped being harassed by her mother, who keeps reminding her that she could have married the apparently decent Armando. In reality, what Magdalena really wants is to be a musical star and she is willing to do anything to achieve it.Read More »

  • Jaime Humberto Hermosillo – Doña Herlinda y su hijo AKA Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1985)

    Drama1981-1990Jaime Humberto HermosilloMexicoQueer Cinema(s)Romance

    A sophisticated social comedy directed by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, one of Mexico’s most daring, original filmmakers.

    Dona Herlinda is a wealthy, fantastically manipulative widow living in Guadalajara who quietly accepts her son Rudolfo’s affair with a handsome young music student, Ramon. After she invites Ramon to live with her family (“Rudolfo has such a big bed,” she says) the situation becomes hilariously complicated by Rudolfo’s marriage of convenience to Olga, a feminist and employee of Amnesty International.Read More »

  • Jaime Humberto Hermosillo – Matinée (1977)

    1971-1980AdventureComedyJaime Humberto HermosilloMexico


    Synopsis (University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive)
    Within the framework of a thriller, Hermosillo presents in Matinee a film that is rich in the dreams and ambiguities of childhood. Two precocious provincial boys, enamored of the movies, head out for Mexico City in search of some real-life adventure. They are kidnapped by a gang of gunmen who adopt them as mascots, but also involve them in their cutthroat activities. The criminal escapades are a dream-come-true for the boys, until the police come into the picture and they are forced to betray their kidnappers. The boys are returned to the provinces as hometown heroes–returned to the quiet streets and the dubious thrill of the Saturday matinee. Hermosillo recalls the black humor of Buñuel and the boyhood adventures of Robert Louis Stevenson and Mark Twain; and like them, he rejects the innocence of childhood for something more complex, which, though it is never defined, is the subject of Matinee. Read More »

  • Jaime Humberto Hermosillo – La tarea prohibida aka Forbidden Homework (1992)

    1991-2000DramaEroticaJaime Humberto HermosilloMexico



    In this provocative drama from Mexican filmmaker Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Julian Pastor plays a young college student who is living with his aunt. The student is taking a course in filmmaking and is working on a short video as a class project. An attractive middle-aged woman, Marieda (Maria Rojo), arrives to audition for a part in the video; when the film’s male lead fails to show up, the young man takes the role as he auditions a romantic scene with the woman, and later they move from pretend lovemaking to the real thing. But as it turns out, this isn’t the first time the boy and the woman have met, which leads to a disturbing revelation. Forbidden Homework was a semi-sequel to Hermosillo accalimed feature La Tarea. (All Movie Guide)Read More »

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