Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco) Reviews
"Maria Candelaria" might be old fashioned melodrama but that does not mean it cannot also be well-executed and entertaining. In fact, the movie also tackles such timely issues as the dangers of mob rule and hypocrisy. Plus, there is the fact that the entire movie is centered around a nude painting, such sensuality being far ahead of its time. At the same time, the painter is not left off the hook, which is a nice touch in adding some ambiguity to the mix.
So moving. This film teaches us about appearances, persecution, and the need for compassion.
A beautiful and depressing story about a woman tortured because of her mother's past.