Tag Archives: María Félix

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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YouTube as Archive: Fans, Gender and Mexican Film Stars Online

I am doing the final edits of a chapter, “YouTube as Archive: Fans, Gender and Mexican Film Stars Online” for a book entitled Revising Star Studies edited by Guy Austin and Sabrina Yu.  In the chapter I’m exploring what it … Continue reading

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María Félix – Centenary

Over the last 24 hours multiple writers and newspapers have marked the centenary of María Félix’s birth on the 8th of April 1914. In curious symmetry she also died on the 8th of April in 2002 at the age of … Continue reading

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