Film: La perla (Ciclo—Emilio Fernández y Gabriel Figueroa)
January 28, 2016
Based on the novella The Pearl by John Steinbeck, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the movie, La perla is the tragic fable of a Mexican fisherman who finds a valuable pearl and begins to fantasize about untold wealth for himself and his family. His wife, at first uncertain as to whether the pearl is an omen of good luck, also falls under its spell, and the couple’s naiveté leads to their exploitation and to the realization that the precious gem brings only death and despair. The fourth of five films in this series, presented in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque.
1947; Spanish with English subtitles; 77 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show