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Divinas palabras (1977 film)

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Director  Juan Ibanez
Cinematography  Gabriel Figueroa
Country  Mexico
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
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Language  Spanish
Divinas palabras (1977 film) movie poster
Release date  July 6, 1978 (1978-07-06)
Writer  Juan Ibanez, Ramon del Valle-Inclan (play)
Cast  Silvia Pinal (Mari Gaila), Mario Almada (Séptimo Miau), Guillermo Orea (Pedro Galio), Martha Zabaleta (Tatula), Martha Verduzco (Marica)
Awards  Ariel Award for Best Cinematography
Similar movies  Silvia 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.

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Plot

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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Comments

    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."

    References

    Divinas palabras (1977 film) Wikipedia
    Divinas palabras (1977 film) IMDb Divinas palabras (1977 film) themoviedb.org


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