The Loft Film Fest presents
LOS OLVIDADOS / NEW 35MM FILM PRINT
Sunday, November 13th at 11:00AM
Co-Presented by The University of Arizona Center for Latin American Studies, Literacy Connects & the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
WINNER! / Best Director, 1951 Cannes Film Festival
“Once seen, this movie can never be forgotten.” – J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE
In 1951, Los Olvidados was a groundbreaking film about street kids in a Mexico City slum. Employing the style of Italian Neorealism with touches of surrealism, director Luis Buñuel, who was named Best Director for Los Olvidados at Cannes, used nonprofessional actors and natural light to tell the tragic story of the young and forgotten. This masterpiece, shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, was “lost” for years. A new 35mm print of Los Olvidados, complete with an alternate ending discovered in 2002, brings Buñuel’s masterpiece back to the big screen.
(Directed by Luis Buñuel, Mexico, 1950, 85 mins, NR) 35mm