Edited by Don Malcolm on 2/24/2017, 10:41 am
There are no new "noirs" in the series, but to make it viable they are re-screening DISTINTO AMANECER (Another Dawn) and CREPUSCULO (Twilight). The "darkest" of what's been added is the rare 16mm print of his controversial 1960 film LA SOMBRA DEL CAUDILLO (The Shadow of the Tyrant), a political drama that got Bracho in hot water when it was released. (Sounds like a film that we need to program into an international "social justice" series, eh?)
So much more of the darker Bracho remains to be unearthed for audiences: LA MUJER DE TODOS (1946, with Maria Felix), PARAISO ROBADO (aka Stolen Paradise, 1951, with Arturo de Cordova), LA AUSENTE (aka The Absentee, 1952 with de Cordova, Bracho's sister Andrea Palma and Rosita Quintana), LA COBARDE (1953, with Spanish actress Irasema Dilian), LLEVAME EN TUS BRAZOS 1954, with Ninon Sevilla), LA MAFIA DEL CRIMEN (1958, Bracho's "B-noir"), YO SABIO DEMASIADO! (1960, with former Miss Mexico Ana Luisa Peluffo), and AMOR DE ADOLESCENTE (1965, with striking Peruvian actress Ofelia Montesco, best known for her role in Bunuel's EXTERMINATING ANGEL).