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Films By Arturo Ripstein

Mexico 1949; Coral Fabre, a buxom, sensual, young nurse and mother, meets Nico who uses his looks to take advantage of women. Coral, immediately attracted to him, abandons her children and delves into his shady past to discover that he had murdered his wife. Putting this sensitive information to ... Read more
The Holy Office, directed by Arturo Ripstein, is set at the end of the sixteenth century in Mexico City. During the burial of the father of the Carbajal family, the eldest son, Friar Gaspar, notices that some of the outlawed Jewish rites are used. He tells his confessor, and on his aovice ... Read more
... ... Arturo Ripstein's film begins with a peasant being beaten to death by two of his friends after a fateful baseball match. Initially, the reasons for this are quite obscure, but they gradually emerge as his friends, his wife, and his lover bicker over the corpse. Winner of the Best Film and ... Read more
Winner of a Special Mention at last year's Venice Film Festival, Virgin of Lust is a deliciously sordid work from the father figure of Mexican cinema, Arturo Ripstein (Ruination of Men, MIFF 2001). ... Mexico in the 40s. 'El Makado' is a reserved and lonely waiter, working at the Ofelia Cafe, a bar ... Read more
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