La mujer del puerto (Woman of the Port). 1991. Mexico. Directed by Arturo Ripstein. Screenplay by Paz Alicia Garciadiego. With Damián Alcázar, Alejandro Parodi, Juan Pastor, Patricia Reyes Spíndola. In Spanish; English subtitles. 108 min.
To Save and Project welcomes the Mexican writer-director Arturo Ripstein, who on January 23 presents a new restoration of his overlooked melodrama Woman of the Port, a tawdry tale of the docks adapted from a short story by Guy de Maupassant and told from three perspectives. The film involves the incestuous affair between a cabaret prostitute and her long-lost sailor brother, and the mother that tries to come between them. On January 23, Ripstein also presents Arcady Boytler’s 1934 adaptation of the same Maupassant story. New digital preservation courtesy producer Hugo Scherer