Reed, Insurgent Mexico

Reed, Insurgent Mexico

Paul Leduc - Mexico - 1972 - col., b&w

Director: Paul Leduc

Screenplay: Emilio Carballido, Carlos Castañón, Paul Leduc, John Reed, Juan Tovar 

Cinematography: Alexis Grivas | Editor: Rafael Castanedo, Giovanni Korporaal

Music: Salvador Topete | Cast: Claudio Obregón, Eduardo López Rojas, Ernesto Gómez Cruz

Producers: Luis Barranco, Salvador López, Bertha Navarro | Production: Ollín y Asociados | Running Time: 124'


Paul Leduc's first feature film is based on John Reed's (writer of "Ten Days That Shook The World") newspaper accounts of his 1913 travel to México, covering the ongoing strugle of the peasantry, the organized labor and portions of the middle class against Porfirio Diaz's regime. The film was widely acclaimed and is considered as the first true portrait in Mexican cinema of the 1910 revolution. Alexis Grivas won best cinematography Award at the Ariel Awards of Mexico, 1973. The film was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 46th Academy Awards.





Selected Filmography:

Cobrador: In God We Trust (2006)
Dollar Mambo (1993)
Latino Bar (1991)
Barroco (1989)
Frida Still Life (Frida, naturaleza viva) (1983)


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