Based on the acclaimed novel by Nobel-winning author Naguib Mahfouz, a lower-middle-class family collapses following the unexpected death of the father. –Inbaseline
Arturo Ripstein y Rosen (born December 13, 1943 in Mexico City) is a Mexican film director who got his break into movies working as an uncredited assistant director for Luis Buñuel. In 1965, he directed his first feature, Tiempo de Morir. Written by Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel García Márquez, in which he began a tradition of making independent films written by high-profile Latin-American authors.Many of his films are shot in tawdry interiors, with bleak brown color schemes, and seedy pathetic characters who manage to achieve a hint of pathos and dignity.