The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Dias de otono. 1962.  Mexico. Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. Courtesy Filmoteca de la UNAM

Dias de otoño. 1962. Mexico. Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. Screenplay by Julio Alejandro, Emilio Carballido, B. Traven. With Pina Pellicer, Ignacio López Tarso. In Spanish; English subtitles. 95 min.

For their third B. Traven adaptation, Gavaldón and Tarso recruited the Spanish-born writer and frequent Luis Buñuel scenarist Julio Alejandro, and a Surrealist element is conspicuous in this story of a naïve young woman from the countryside (Pina Pellicer) who invents a fictional fiancé and baby. Eventually, she comes to accept the deception herself.