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Emilio Fernández is a lyrical-nationalist filmmaker nicknamed “El Indio” who connected Mexico to its indigenous roots both narratively and visually through his films. A Woman in Love strives to portray an authentic Mexican identity, using the revolutionary context to pose questions about the class conflict that divided the country in the early 20th century. During the Mexican Revolution, General José Juan Reyes (Pedro Armendáriz) occupies the city of Cholula. The rebellious officer yearns to take revenge on the city’s high society, until he becomes enamored with the wealthiest aristocrat’s fiercely independent daughter (María Félix).

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Emilio Indio Fernández
Spanish with English subtitles
Running Time
99 minutes
Digital, B/W