Wednesday, May 1, 4:30 p.m.
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.