1964. Spain. Miguel Picazo. 107 min.
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1964. Spain. Directed by Miguel Picazo. With Aurora Bautista, Carlos Estrada. This debut feature of Spanish actor, screenwriter, and director Picazo helped establish him as a leading figure in 1960s New Spanish Cinema. Picazo adapts Miguel de Unamuno's abstract novel to the particular circumstances of 1960s Spain and scrutinizes both Francoist gender ideology and his own equivocal experience of artistic freedom and ideological restraint. When a bank employee's wife dies, he calls upon his sister-in-law to care for the children, and finds himself falling for her. New print. In Spanish; English subtitles. 107 min.