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The Kneeling Goddess (La Diosa Arrodillada) (Mexico, 1947); Red Fish (Los Peces Rojos) (Spain, 1955)

January 18, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

$10

UCLA Film & Television Archive, The Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program and UCLA Center for Mexican Studies present

 

“The Kneeling Goddess” (La Diosa Arrodillada) (Mexico,1947)

Directed by Roberto Gavaldón

In this near-noir by actor Arturo de Córdova’s frequent director Roberto Gavaldón, millionaire Antonio Ituarte (de Córdova) gives his wife an unusual wedding gift: a life-sized statue of a kneeling, nude woman—secretly modeled by his lover, Raquel (María Félix). When the mistress demands that Antonio leave his wife, to whom misfortune then befalls, Antonio becomes the very figure of the tormented reprobate—both inflamed and disgusted by his obsession with Raquel.

Producer: Rodolfo Lowenthal, Luis Cortés, Jorge Cardeña. Screenwriter: José Revueltas, Roberto Gavaldón, based on a story by Ladislao Fodor, with the collaboration of Alfred B. Crevenna and Edmundo Báez. Cinematographer: Alex Phillips. Editor: Charles L. Kimball. Cast: María Félix, Arturo de Córdova, Rosario Granados, Fortunio Bonanova, Carlos Martínez Baena.

35mm, b/w, in Spanish with English subtitles, 107 min.
 

“Red Fish” (Los Peces Rojos) (Spain 1955)

Directed by Roberto Gavaldón

In this near-noir by actor Arturo de Córdova’s frequent director Roberto Gavaldón, millionaire Antonio Ituarte (de Córdova) gives his wife an unusual wedding gift: a life-sized statue of a kneeling, nude woman—secretly modeled by his lover, Raquel (María Félix). When the mistress demands that Antonio leave his wife, to whom misfortune then befalls, Antonio becomes the very figure of the tormented reprobate—both inflamed and disgusted by his obsession with Raquel.

Producer: Rodolfo Lowenthal, Luis Cortés, Jorge Cardeña. Screenwriter: José Revueltas, Roberto Gavaldón, based on a story by Ladislao Fodor, with the collaboration of Alfred B. Crevenna and Edmundo Báez. Cinematographer: Alex Phillips. Editor: Charles L. Kimball. Cast: María Félix, Arturo de Córdova, Rosario Granados, Fortunio Bonanova, Carlos Martínez Baena.

35mm, b/w, in Spanish with English subtitles, 107 min.

Cost: $0-10

FREE admission at the box office for UCLA students with valid I.D.!

Details

Date:
January 18, 2014
Time:
7:30 PM
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2014-01-18/kneeling-goddess-1947-red-fish-1955

Venue

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater

Organizer

UCLA Film & Television Archive
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/