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It may well have competed at the 1960 Festival de Cannes and been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1961, but Macario (and its director) has been erased from Europe’s collective memory. The time has come to resurrect this sensational film set in 18th century Mexico. A poor peasant shares his meal with the Devil, God, and Death, only to find himself offered a potion able to cure all illnesses.
  • fiction
  • Mexico |
  • 1960 | 91 min. | Black and white
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: French | English
Cast & Crew
Emilio Carballido
Roberto Gavaldón
based on a story by B. Traven
Gabriel Figueroa
Gloria Schoemann
Raúl Lavista
James L. Fields
Ignacio López Tarso
Pina Pellicer
Enrique Lucero
Mario Alberto Rodríguez
José Gálvez
Armando Orive Alba
Clasa Films Mundiales
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Cineteca National
Roberto Gavaldón
1936 Co-director: Cielito lindo (first of more than 50 films)
1938 Co-director: La tierra del mariachi
1950 Rosauro Castro (selected in Venice)
1952 El rebozo de Soledad (selected in Venice)
1953 Las tres perfectas casadas (selected in Cannes)
1954 Camelia (selected in Venice)
1956 La escondida (selected in Cannes)
1958 Miércoles de ceniza (selected at Berlinale)
1959 Flor de mayo (Topolobampo) (selected at Berlinale)
1979 Cuando tejen la arañas (last feature)
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Conception: By the way studio - Développement: Agence MiNT

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