Film - Feature | June 29 | 8:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
One of Mexican cinemas great flores del mal, Twilight renders a world of darkness and shadows, where rational thought rails against irrational desireand fails. Arturo de Córdova stars as a successful, forward-looking professional whose views on Mexicos progress are obscured by a destructive passion for his best friends wife, the alluring Gloria Marín. Dont 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.