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Canoa: A Shameful Memory (Criterion Collection) (1976)
Format: Blu-ray Genre: Drama, Foreign-Spanish
Canoa: A Shameful Memory (Criterion Collection)

Canoa: A Shameful Memory (Criterion Collection)

(1976)
Format: Blu-ray Genre: Drama, Foreign-Spanish
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Canoa: A Shameful Memory (Criterion Collection)

One of Mexico's most highly regarded works of political cinema for the audaciousness of it's attack on the Catholic Church, Canoa: A Shameful Memory reimagines a real-life massacre that occurred in 1968, eight years before the film's release, when a group of urban university employees on a hiking trip were viciously attacked by residents of the isolated village of San Miguel de Canoa, who mistook them for communist revolutionaries. Intercutting depictions of the days in the workers' lives leading up to their journey and footage from a fictional documentary about the village and the autocratic priest who governs it with the scenes of the atrocity itself, director Felipe Cazals (Las inocentes) creates a terrifying sense of menace, capped by a gruesome denouement. Adopting a gritty newsreel style, Canoa is a daring historical document and a visceral expression of horror.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Felipe Cazals, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • New introduction by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
  • New conversation between filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and Cazals
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Fernanda Solórzano

DETAILS:

  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 115 minutes

Special Edition Blu-ray

Director: Felipe Cazals
Studio: Criterion
Release Date: 3/14/2017
Item #: 1774211X
UPC #: 715515195010
Attributes: Special Edition, 4K Mastering, Widescreen, Subtitled
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rating: NR

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