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3.8
8 Ratings

Twilight

Crepúsculo

Directed by Julio Bracho
Mexico, 1945
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

A man falls in love with an artist’s model just before he goes on a round-the-world trip. Pining for her all the while, he returns to find that she’s married his brother.

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Twilight Directed by Julio Bracho

Awards & Festivals

Ariel Awards (Mexico)

1946 | 6 nominations including: Golden Ariel

Critics reviews

Pleasurably grueling, Twilight becomes almost unbearable during a sickeningly tense late scene that has Dr. Mangino delicately chiseling into the skull of his rival, as the shadowy “monster” he dreaded descends (inner monologue: “Are you listening, Dr. Mangino? It’s me—the other you”).
March 01, 2017
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Even by the high-strung standards of noir, nothing anybody does in this film makes much sense. More than the other films, this one gets by on its rapturous looks, its swoony visual metaphors (hello, massive waterfall of passion, you’re looking good) and its full-throttle commitment to the one plausible plot point on display, that love makes us self-defeating nutcases. Crepusculo gets the Siren’s vote for "Most Sexy.
July 26, 2015
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The film’s mood of overwrought emotion, brooding interiority, and sinister eroticism is enhanced by the almost cloying luxury of the settings, at once voluptuous and oppressive. When the doctor’s mind is clouded by the intensity of his lust and jealousy, a shadow creeps over his face, as if some huge weight looms above him: consciousness is literally translated into light and shade.
July 24, 2015
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