This Jaime Humberto Hermosillo film, which won a handful of 1976 Ariel Awards, weaves a web of passion and suspense. Young Berenice (Martha Navarro) is a mystery to her fellow townspeople. A recent widow, she lives with her godmother and has a scar across her face. She and her sickly godmother, a moneylender, leave their home only on Sundays to go to church and the movies. Through a chance encounter, though, Berenice meets Rodrigo, a handsome young doctor who awakens her dormant passions. As romance blossoms, it becomes clear to him that Berenice harbors some secrets. —Facets DVD
Jaime Humberto Hermosillo (born January 22, 1942) is a Mexican film director, often compared to Spain’s Pedro Almodóvar.
Born in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, in center Mexico, Hermosillo’s films often explore the hypocrisy of middle-class Mexican values.
He worked with Gabriel García Márquez on “Mary My Dearest” in 1979 and “The Summer of Miss Forbes” in 1988.
Hermosillo currently teaches film-making at the University of Guadalajara and has recently collaborated with his students on various projects. —Wikipedia
A great example of Mexican film during Echeverria’s presidential term. The national film industry had been in decline since the mid to late fifties, and had reached its nadir in the sixties. It wasn’t until 1970, when Echeverria came into power, that the national film industry had a mini-renaissance. Echeverria understood that the arts, and particularly film were instrumental...read more http://mubi.com/reviews/26699