Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him to share his turkey, but he refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario is more wealthy than the village doctor, which draws the attention of the feared Inquisition. —IMDb
Roberto Gavaldón (born June 7, 1909 in Jiménez, Chihuahua — died September 4, 1986 in Mexico City) was a Mexican film director. Eight of Gavaldón’s films were featured on the list 100 best movies of the cinema of Mexico. His 1958 film Ash Wednesday was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival and his 1959 film Beyond All Limits was entered into the following years festival. His 1960 film Macario was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not win. —Wikipedia
Macario's fairy tale with the Devil, God and the Death. "candles in the wind".
Esta adaptación de una historia de Bruno Traven (quién a su vez se fusiló un cuento de los hermanos Grimm) es la cinta más reconocida a nivel internacional de Roberto Gavaldón. En su tiempo, la cinta fue recibida con desdén por buena parte de la critica, quienes acusaron a Gavaldon de excesivamente formalista. Sin embargo, con el paso del tiempo, esta obra excepcional ha recibido el sitio de honor que le corresponde.