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Roberto Gavaldón retrospective by Amber Wilkinson - 2019-03-28 16:42:13

Macario San Sebastian Film Festival has announced it will host a retrospective of about 25 films dedicated to Mexican director Roberto Gavaldón at its 67th edition.

The Jiménez-born filmmaker worked his way up through the ranks of actor, extra and assistant director and scriptwriter before co-directing, making his debut as a solo director in 1945 with The Shack (La Barraca). He would go on to film Macario in 1960, which was selected for Cannes and became the first Mexican film to receive a nomination for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Its success paved the way for him becoming one of Mexico's most important directors for the next two decades.

Roberto Gavaldón Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival Although mainly working in melodrama, he also tackled genres including crime, musical and fantasy. His other films include Macario, La otra – a criminal drama about twin sisters that would go on to be remade by Hollywood as Dead Ringer,

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