DVD - 2017 | Spanish
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En 1968, un periodista recaba datos acerca del linchamiento de varios j̤venes trabajadores de la Universidad de Puebla, que hab̕an ido de excursi̤n al cerro de La Malinche en el pueblo de San Miguel Canoa. Una tormenta los obliga a buscar alojamiento en el pueblo, pero el cura se los impide diciendo a la gente que son agitadores del movimiento estudantil. Sin embargo, Lucas, un campesino, les ofrece su casa; el cura incita al poblaci̤n en contra de los j̤venes acus̀ndolos de comunistas, de querer robar y violar mujeres, y de tratar de quitarles su religi̤n. La casa de Lucas es atacada por una muchedumbre
"One of Mexico's most highly regarded works of political cinema, Canoa: A Shameful Memory reimagines a real-life incident that had occurred just eight years before its release, when a group of urban university employees on a hiking trip were viciously attacked by residents of the village of San Miguel Canoa who had been manipulated by a corrupt priest into believing the travelers were communist revolutionaries. Director Felipe Cazals adopts a gritty documentary style to narrate the events in Canoa while referencing the climate of political repression that would lead to the massacre of student protesters in Mexico City thereafter. The resulting film is a daring commentary on ideological manipulation, religious fanaticism and mass violence, as well as a visceral expression of horror"--Container.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
Edition: Director-approved DVD special edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781681432809
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : DVD video, sound, color with black and white sequence ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,stamping
digital,optical,monaural,Dolby Digital
video file,region 1
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