Twilight: (Crepúsculo)

Film - Feature | June 29 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Mexican cinema’s great flores del mal, Twilight renders a world of darkness and shadows, where rational thought rails against irrational desire—and fails. Arturo de Córdova stars as a successful, forward-looking professional whose views on Mexico’s progress are obscured by a destructive passion for his best friend’s wife, the alluring Gloria Marín. “Don’t stay in the light, come into the shadow,” she whispers. Astoundingly shot by cinematographer Alex Phillips, who frames Marín with enough eroticized close-ups to recall Dietrich and von Sternberg, this nocturnal noir finds poetry in despair, and in desire, only “the abyss.”

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