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114 Ratings

Portrait of Maria

María Candelaria (Xochimilco)

Directed by Emilio Fernández
Mexico, 1944
Drama, Romance


The poignant story of a young girl who is mercilessly persecuted by her townspeople, first for the misconduct of her mother, and then for that which the villagers attribute to her.

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Portrait of Maria Directed by Emilio Fernández

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1946 | 2 wins including: Best Cinematography

Locarno International Film Festival

1947 | Winner: Best Cinematography


Critics reviews

Fernández’s dramatic flourishes, del Río’s captivating performance, and the gorgeous imagery provided by famed cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (a frequent collaborator of Luis Buñuel) are all suited exclusively for the big screen.
November 06, 2015
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