Mexican stars María Félix and Pedro Armendáriz shine in this sumptuous romance.
Dir Emilio Fernández
With María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Fernando Fernández
A spectacular showcase for two of Mexican cinema’s most luminous stars – María Félix and Pedro Armendáriz – Fernández’s rapturous film, sumptuously shot by Gabriel Figueroa, transposes The Taming of the Shrew to revolutionary Mexico, and conveys the fervour of national myth through passionate romance. Armendáriz is a general who occupies an enemy town, only to fall for Beatriz (María Félix), the spirited, beautiful daughter of a local aristocrat.
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with Fundación Televisa AC and Filmoteca de la UNAM. Restoration funded by the Material World Charitable Foundation.
Join us to celebrate the season launch with Mexican food, drinks and music in the Blue Room on Thursday 4 July from 19:50. Please present a ticket for the 4 July screening of this film or the Classical Mexican Cinema talk to gain access. Refreshments provided by Casa Morita.