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A glorious story of love and revolution from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, beautifully restored and guaranteed to set the heart racing.

Dir Emilio Fernández
Prod Benito Alazraki Franco
Scr Iñigo de Martino, Emilio Fernández
With María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Fernando Fernández
Prod Co Panamerican Films SA

The early life of the great filmmaker Emilio Fernández was steeped in Mexican history – his mother hailed from the indigenous Kickapoo people, his father was a revolutionary general and as a teenager he himself fought in the revolution. By 1946, he was the acclaimed director of some of the most extraordinary films in Mexican cinema’s Golden Age, drawing on the influence of Sergei Eisenstein to create unforgettable images and grand historical yarns. Enamorada finds him at the peak of his powers, telling the story of the tumultuous affair between revolutionary José Juan Reyes (Pedro Armendáriz) and Señorita Beatriz Peñafiel (the magnetic María Félix), the independent-minded daughter of an aristocrat. The film has never looked more splendid than it does in this impeccable restoration, endorsed by an admiring Martin Scorsese.

Danny Leigh

Additional information

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.

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