Revelations of a Fallen World: The Cinema of Arturo Ripstein
Son of a noted producer, the heir to Luis Buñuel, and godfather of the Mexico’s new cinema, Ripstein has over the past four decades developed a distinctive hallucinatory, darkly comic cantina naturalism. His often brilliant feel-bad movies, typically focused on dysfunctional families and sexual degradation, have been drawn from novels by José Donoso and Naguib Mahfouz; this fourteen-feature retrospective begins with Deep Crimson, Ripstein’s robustly mordent remake of the venerable cult film The Honeymoon Killers.
A full schedule of the retrospective is available on the Harvard Film Archive website.
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