La maldición de la Llorona with Veneno para las hadas

La maldición de la Llorona with Veneno para las hadas

La maldición de la Llorona (The Curse of the Crying Woman) 

The legend of La Llorona, Mexico’s founding fright mother, goes full gothic. Selma, a fiendish witch, manipulates young Amelia into performing a dark ritual to reawaken the withered corpse of Doña Marina, her foremother, better known as La Llorona. An eerie tale of cursed bloodlines and the tempting powers of evil that showcases to full effect the talents of actresses Rita Macedo and Rosita Arenas who, coincidentally, were both pregnant at the time of the shoot. 

Veneno para las hadas (Poison for the Fairies) 

The power play dynamics of childhood BFF relationships are expertly depicted in this scorching story where 11-year-old Veronica is determined to present herself as a witch before her new best friend, the lonely and impressionable Flavia. The crown jewel of the Taboada horror tetralogy, this is the first genre film to win an Ariel Award for Best Picture, along with seven other statuettes awarded by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.

La maldición de la Llorona
DIRECTOR: Rafael Baledón. WRITTEN BY: Fernando Galiana, Rafael Baledón. CAST: Rosita Arenas, Rita Macedo, Abel Salazar, Carlos López Moctezuma. 1961. 80 min. Mexico. B&W. Spanish. DCP. Courtesy of Alameda Films. 

Veneno para las hadas
DIRECTOR: Carlos Enrique Taboada. WRITTEN BY: Carlos Enrique Taboada. CAST: Ana Patricia Rojo, Elsa María Gutiérrez, Leonor Llausás, Carmen Stein. 1984. 90 min. Mexico. Color. Spanish. DCP. Courtesy of Imcine. 

Generously supported by Televisa Foundation-Univision Foundation in celebration of Mexican Cinema. Academy Museum film programming supported by the Richard Roth Foundation. Mexico Maleficarum has the community partnership and support provided by El Cine, the Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today program of Hola Mexico, and the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles.


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