Cinema Tucsón: Víctimas del Pecado (Victims of Sin)

Cinema Tuc. V


7 to 9 p.m., March 27, 2024

Join us for the Cinema Tucsón film screening of Víctimas del Pecado (Victims of Sin) on Wednesday, Mar. 27 at 7pm.

Emilio Fernández, Mexico, 1951, 84 min. In Spanish with English subtitles

Rarely screened in the United States and long due for rediscovery, Victims of Sin is famed Mexican director Emilio Fernández’s unique blend of film noir, melodrama, and musical. Cuban-born acting-dancing sensation Ninón Sevilla plays Violeta, a cabaret performer who adopts the abandoned child of Rita (Rita Montaner) and Rodolfo (Rodolfo Acosta), her murderous pimp. Motherhood forces Violeta to give up her career, but the kindhearted club owner Santiago (Tito Junco) saves her from a life of poverty and prostitution—until Rodolfo, freed from prison, seeks to reclaim his son. Best known for the award-winning María Calendaria (1944) and The Pearl (1947), Fernández infuses Victims with impassioned songs and performances by Sevilla, an icon of Mexican cinema and a purveyor of African, Caribbean, and Cuban dance styles.

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The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona is a proud sponsor of Cinema Tucsón. Funding is provided through the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers program.