This 1945 classic is recognized as one of Mexico’s Top 25 movies of all time!

Director, Gavaldón, adapted the 1895 novel by Vicente Blasco Ibánez (Blood and Sand) for the film. The print was restored to 4k by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.

The storyline:

In rural Spain, a new family arrives in town to work a parcel (barraca). The local townsfolk are hostile to the idea of “another” working the land that once belonged to one of them.

The film chronicles the adventures of a peasant family of the late nineteenth century to push through his work with the opposition and hatred of the rest of the villagers.

The winner of 9 Silver Ariel Awards and 1 Gold Ariel Award including Best Director, Male Actor, Female Actor, Screenplay and Cinematography! (The Ariel is the Mexican equivalent of the Oscar!) and is listed as #21 on the list of ‘The 100 best movies of Mexican cinema” (SOMOS)

“Highly authentic recreation of Spanish peasant life in 19th century Valencia” – Letterboxed

1945 / 110 minutes / Black and White 4×3 / Spanish Language w/English captions / A film by Roberto Gavaldón


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