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/10
194 Ratings

Macario

Directed by Roberto Gavaldón
Mexico, 1960
Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis

Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead.

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Macario Directed by Roberto Gavaldón

Critics reviews

The neo-realist approach of Gavaldón’s cinema is bleak, but his later work, as is the case with Macario, is inflected with the poignant richness of Mexican spirituality, particularly its proximity to death.
April 25, 2019
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Macario is cinematically stunning, richly profound, funny, alarming, and ultimately heartbreaking. One of the greatest arthouse movies that most arthouse lovers have never heard of.
June 25, 2015
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