Tag Archives: María Félix

Álamos, Sonora and María Félix

A virtual tour of Álamos, Sonora the birthplace of María Félix. Continue reading

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French Cancan (1955)

French Cancan is a film with limited appeal. Continue reading

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Sonatas (1959)

Sonatas is a slow and befuddling film. Continue reading

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What Adela Says…

I have re-read Adela Fernández’s memoir-biography* of her father, El Indio Fernández: vida y mito (1986) paying particular attention to mentions of María Félix, subject of my current project. Adela Fernández y Fernández (1942-2013) was an author, scriptwriter, and director … Continue reading

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Mare Nostrum (1948)

In Mare Nostrum Freya (María Félix) is a German spy who seduces a Spanish captain. Continue reading

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Una mujer cualquiera (1949)

Una mujer cualquiera is one of three films directed by Rafael Gil starring María Félix. Continue reading

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Canasta de cuentos mexicanos (1956)

Continuing my look at films starring María Félix, here’s a short review of Canasta de cuentos mexicanos [Basket of Mexican Stories] (Julio Bracho, 1956). Adapted from three stories by B Traven, a mysterious author about whom I have previously written … Continue reading

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Interview with María Félix

This interview between María Félix and Iván Trujillo has been made available by the Filmoteca at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México [National Autonomous University of Mexico] (UNAM). It is possible to download it or stream it from the site for free. … Continue reading

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La estrella vacía (1958)

I am continuing my occasional posts about films starring María Félix with a short post on La estrella vacía [the empty star] (Emilio Gómez Muriel, 1958). The film is adapated from the eponymous 1950 novel by Luis Spota, a well-known … Continue reading

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María Félix – on happenstance and segueways in online research

I am writing a chapter on women in world cinema taking Mexico as a case study. No doubt, I will write more on this anon. Here, I want to post a short reflection on a brief segueway in my research. … Continue reading

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