Latin American Cinema • 1h 49m
In late nineteenth-century Spain, an immigrant family arrives in a rural town to establish a small farm, but the local townsfolk react with hostility and violence to the idea of "another" cultivating the land that once belonged to them.
Adapted from the 1895 novel by Spanish writer Vicente Blasco Ibánez (Blood and Sand), LA BARRACA explored similar themes as traditional Mexican rural melodramas, leading to its immediate popular and critical success. The winner of ten Ariel Awards – including Best Picture, Director (Roberto Gavaldón), Actor (Domingo Soler) and Supporting Actor (José Baviera) – LA BARRACA has been recognized as one of Mexico's Top 25 movies of all time (SOMOS).
This 4K restoration of LA BARRACA from a 35mm negative by the Cineteca Nacional de Mexico is presented as it was originally created in 1945. It is a product of its time and contains cultural and racial depictions that viewers may find offensive.
DIRECTED BY ROBERTO GAVALDÓN
MEXICO | 1945 | SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Up Next in Latin American Cinema
La Rebelion de los Colgados
Deep in the mahogany jungles of Mexico, Cándido Castro (Pedro Armendáriz) and his family go to work in a logging camp, only to find themselves the victims of savage beatings and other brutal, inhumane treatment. Pushed to the brink, Castro decides that the only way out is to lead a violent and bl...
In trouble with local authorities, Mexican worker Rafael Améndola (David Silva) illegally crosses the Rio Grande to El Paso with the paid help of “coyote” Frank Mendoza. North of the border, he finds work with Mendoza’s ruthless American associate, Mr. Sterling, but struggles to adapt to his new ...
Winning multiple Mexican Oscars and the FIPRESCI Special Prize at Cannes, LAKE TAHOE is a coming of age odyssey that takes place in one day. Teenage Juan crashes his family's car into a telegraph pole on the outskirts of town and then scours the streets searching for someone to help him fix it. H...