Crepúsculo (Twilight). 1945. Mexico. Directed and written by Julio Bracho. With Arturo de Córdova, Glória Marin, Lilia Michel. In Spanish; English subtitles. 108 min.
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.”