Crepusculo (Twilight). 1945. Directed by Julio Bracho. 108 min.
With Arturo de Córdova, Gloria Marín, Julio Villarreal. Julio Bracho’s geometric mise en scène pinpoints surgeon Arturo de Córdova as a victim of fate before we even glimpse his face in this very stylish drama, which was Mexico’s entry at the 1947 Venice Film Festival. One glimpse of the woman he loved (Gloria Marin) but who abandoned him is enough to propel the good doctor into a voluptuous surrender to “the twilight that lies between day and night, beauty and crime."