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Title La viuda negra / CONACINE presenta ; libro cinematográfico, Vicente Armendáriz, Ramón Obón, Francisco del Villar ; dirección, Arturo Ripstein
Published Mexico City, Mexico : Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), 1977


Description 1 online resource (88 min.)
Summary Portrait of the oppressive daily life of a small town in Mexico that lives by intrigues and secrets. The orphan Matea assists the priest in his parish. The village doctor tries to seduce her but fails and proceeds to defame her, making her believe that she maintains relations with the priest. The people believe and demand the priest to fire her; he refuses and closes with Matea. During the confinement they live a passionate love, although the fatality arrives and the priest dies before the indifference of the doctor and the people. Matea becomes a kind of priestess whom they know as the black widow
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed January 09, 2018)
Based on the theatrical work "Debiera haber obispas" by Rafael Solana
Cast Isela Vega, Mario Almada, Sergio Jiméniz
Notes In Spanish
Won 1984 Ariel Awards Silver Ariel, Best Actress
Subject Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Drama
Catholic Church.
Women -- Mexico -- Social conditions -- Drama
Libel and slander -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Libel and slander.
Man-woman relationships.
Women -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Films de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Ripstein, Arturo, director
Corporación Nacional Cinematográfica (Mexico), production company.
Other Titles Black widow