Release dateJuly 6, 1978 (1978-07-06) WriterJuan Ibanez, Ramon del Valle-Inclan (play) CastSilvia Pinal (Mari Gaila), Mario Almada (Séptimo Miau), Guillermo Orea (Pedro Galio), Martha Zabaleta (Tatula), Martha Verduzco (Marica) AwardsAriel Award for Best Cinematography Similar moviesSilvia Pinal appears in Divinas palabras and The Exterminating Angel
Divinas palabras (English: Divine Words) is a 1977 Mexican film directed by Juan Ibáñez and starring Silvia Pinal and Mario Almada. The film is based on the play of the same name by Spanish author Ramón del Valle-Inclán.
Mari Gaila (Silvia Pinal), is an adulteress who lives between ragged, thieves, prostitutes, dwarfs and other misshapen beings, in a rare box at a country and a vague time. Her husband, is a poor sacristan who agrees with other relatives to do business with the display of his orphaned nephew, a mentally retarded dwarf. Caught in committing adultery with her lover, Mari Gaila is caged naked and punished by the people.
Silvia Pinal ... Mari Gaila
Mario Almada ... Séptimo Miau
Rita Macedo ... Benita la costurera
Guillermo Orea... Pedro Galio
Martha Zavaleta ... Tatula
Martha Verduzco ... Marica
Carmen Flores ... Simoniña
Xavier Estrada ... Laureano
This plot of del Valle-Inclán, had given to the young Mexican director Juan Ibáñez very successful when he carried to the theater before his start as a film director with Los Caifanes (1966), striking and innovative film. The actress Silvia Pinal revealed: "I was going to do this movie with Luis Bunuel in Spain, but he struggled with the copyright."