This Strange Passion: Arturo de Córdova- The Kneeling Goddess & Red Fish

Saturday, January 18, 2014
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater (Hammer Museum)
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Kneeling Goddess (La Diosa Arrodillada) (Mexico,1947)

Directed by Roberto Gavaldón

In this near-noir by actor Arturo de Córdova’s frequent director Roberto Gavaldón, millionaire Antonio Ituarte (de Córdova) gives his wife an unusual wedding gift: a life-sized statue of a kneeling, nude woman—secretly modeled by his lover, Raquel (María Félix).  When the mistress demands that Antonio leave his wife, to whom misfortune then befalls, Antonio becomes the very figure of the tormented reprobate—both inflamed and disgusted by his obsession with Raquel.

Producer: Rodolfo Lowenthal, Luis Cortés, Jorge Cardeña. Screenwriter: José Revueltas, Roberto Gavaldón, based on a story by Ladislao Fodor, with the collaboration of Alfred B. Crevenna and Edmundo Báez. Cinematographer: Alex Phillips. Editor: Charles L. Kimball. Cast: María Félix, Arturo de Córdova, Rosario Granados, Fortunio Bonanova, Carlos Martínez Baena.

107 min | In Spanish with English subtitles


Red Fish (Los Peces Rojos) (Spain 1955)

Directed by Roberto Gavaldón

In this near-noir by actor Arturo de Córdova’s frequent director Roberto Gavaldón, millionaire Antonio Ituarte (de Córdova) gives his wife an unusual wedding gift: a life-sized statue of a kneeling, nude woman—secretly modeled by his lover, Raquel (María Félix).  When the mistress demands that Antonio leave his wife, to whom misfortune then befalls, Antonio becomes the very figure of the tormented reprobate—both inflamed and disgusted by his obsession with Raquel.

Producer: Rodolfo Lowenthal, Luis Cortés, Jorge Cardeña. Screenwriter: José Revueltas, Roberto Gavaldón, based on a story by Ladislao Fodor, with the collaboration of Alfred B. Crevenna and Edmundo Báez. Cinematographer: Alex Phillips. Editor: Charles L. Kimball. Cast: María Félix, Arturo de Córdova, Rosario Granados, Fortunio Bonanova, Carlos Martínez Baena.

107 min | In Spanish with English subtitles

 

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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

NancyGomez
310-825-4571
ngomez@international.ucla.edu

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.

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