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