This Strange Passion: Arturo de Córdova-This Strange Passion & Twilight
Saturday, January 25, 20147:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater (Hammer Museum)
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
This Strange Passion (Él) (Mexico, 1953)
Directed by Luis Buñuel
A masterpiece of psychological deconstruction, Luis Buñuel’s portrait of an insanely jealous husband calls upon actor Arturo de Córdova’s extraordinary depths of perception, as what should have been a man’s happy marriage is rent asunder by his insecurity and mad suspicion. Ably portraying an unusually tortured and conflicted man, de Córdova manages to imply in his rage and remorse that all romance boils down to this.
Producer: Óscar Dancigers. Screenwriter: Luis Buñuel, Luis Alcoriza, based on the novel by Mercedes Pinto. Cinematographer: Gabriel Figueroa. Editor: Carlos Savage. Cast: Arturo de Córdova, Delia Garcés, Aurora Walker, Carlos Martinez Baena, Manuel Dondé.
91 min | In Spanish with English subtitles
Twilight (Crepúsculo) (Mexico, 1945)
Written and directed by Julio Bracho
Esteemed surgeon Alejandro (Arturo de Córdova) is tormented by his failure to save the life of his friend in surgery. Meeting and falling in love with artist’s model Lucia, he returns from a voyage to find that she has married his brother, setting up a second emotional vortex. Plot and character all flow to a generalized mood of dread and longing, with de Córdova brilliantly positioned at the heart of this nexus.
Producer: Mauricio de la Serna. Cinematographer: Alex Phillips. Editor: Jorge Bustos. Cast: Arturo de Córdova, Gloria Marín, Julio Villareal, Manuel Arvide, Octavio Martínez.
108 min | In Spanish with English subtitles
Parking is available in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. Parking for people with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3. Mon-Fri: After 6 p.m.: $3.00 flat rate. Mon-Fri: Before 6 p.m.: $3.00 for first 3 hours with Museum validation and $1.50 per 15 minutes thereafter. Sat-Sun: $3.00 flat rate. To obtain validation stamp show your ticket stub at the security desk in the Wilshire Lobby.
Cost : $10
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Sponsor(s): Center for Mexican Studies, Film and Television Archive, Center for Mexican Studies, Morelia International Film Festival, Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores de México, Filmoteca de la UNAM, Cineteca Nacional de Mexico.