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Conflict on Mexican Film
Mexican Revolution: Films.

El principio

Media Type: Film Year: 1972 Who wrote / made it : Gonzalo Martínez Ortega Plot summary: El principio, as the title suggests, examines the lead up to the Revolution in a series of flashbacks from the perspective of David Domínguez … Continue reading

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Las fuerzas vivas

Media Type: Film Year: 1975 Who wrote / made it : Luis Alcoriza Plot summary: Las fuerzas vivas suggests that randomness was integral to the Revolution. It is a satirical film where serious themes are mixed with farce and absurd … Continue reading

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Reed, México insurgente/Reed, Insurgent Mexico

Media Type: Film Year: 1971 Who wrote / made it : Paul Leduc Plot summary: Reed, México insurgente is based on the book, Insurgent Mexico (1914), by the US journalist John Reed, who was a war correspondent and committed socialist … Continue reading

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El infierno/El Narco

Media Type: Film Year: 2010 Who wrote / made it : Luis Estrada Plot summary: Since the notorious temporary ban that was put on his 1999 film, La ley de Herodes/Herod’s Law, Luis Estrada has become well known in Mexico … Continue reading

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Como agua para chocolate / Like Water for Chocolate

Media Type: Film Year: 1992 Who wrote / made it : Alfonso Arau Plot summary: Como agua para chocolate signaled a turning point in Mexican cinema, when the film industry changed dramatically for multiple reasons, covered elsewhere by writers such … Continue reading

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Cuartelazo / Military Coup

Media Type: Film Year: 1976 Who wrote / made it : Alberto Isaac Plot summary: “Lo unico que nos enseña la historia es que el hombre no aprende nada de la historia…” [the only thing history teaches us is that … Continue reading

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Las mujeres de mi general

Media Type: Film Year: 1950 Who wrote / made it : Ismael Rodríguez Plot summary: Las mujeres de mi General (Ismael Rodríguez, 1950) has class struggle as a central defining theme, embodying this in two female characters. Emilio García Riera … Continue reading

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Café Colón

Media Type: Film Year: 1958 Who wrote / made it : Benito Alzaraki Plot summary: Released in 1958, Café Colón tells the story of Monica (María Félix), a nightclub singer working in the eponymous café in México City under siege. … Continue reading

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Las coronelas

Media Type: Film Year: 1953 Who wrote / made it : Rafael Baledon Plot summary: Cross-dressing is a source of absurd fun in Las Coronelas (Rafael Baledon, 1959). The film tells the story of twin daughters whose father’s life is … Continue reading

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La Valentina

Media Type: Film Year: 1965 Who wrote / made it : Rogelio A. González Plot summary: La Valentina (Rogelio A. González, 1965) stars María Félix as the eponymous heroine. By the mid-sixties, the subject of the Revolution has become tired. … Continue reading

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