1937. Spain. Pedro Puche. 94 min.
Introduced by Edouard Waintrop
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1937. Spain. Directed by Pedro Puche. Screenplay by Lluís Elias. With Matilde Artero, Baltasar Banquells, Esperanza Barrero. In the lone example of anarcho-syndicalist “poetic realism,” a young bourgeois shoots his wife’s lover and takes refuge in the Barcelona slums, hidden by a good-hearted longshoreman with a beautiful goddaughter. The Franco regime missed the movie’s political implications and Puche was able to continue his career (albeit briefly) after the Republic’s fall. Preserved by the Filmoteca Española, Madrid. In Spanish; English subtitles. 94 min.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The 10th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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