Canoa: A Shameful Memory (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

Canoa: A Shameful Memory (The Criterion Collection)(1976) Blu-ray
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Canoa: A Shameful Memory Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1976 | 115 min | Not rated | Mar 14, 2017

Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515195010

Canoa: A Shameful Memory (The Criterion Collection)(1976) Blu-ray

A group of students take a bus to go to a small town, in order to finish a professional practice. All of them are friends, and they decide to sing some modern songs, while the other passengers are trying to sleep. One of the passengers gets angry and shouts "stop rowing", so they shut up. But when they arrive in the town, and after knowing the incident, everybody treats them as if they were criminals.

Director: Felipe Cazals
Starring: Enrique Lucero, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Rodrigo Puebla, Roberto Sosa

Canoa: A Shameful Memory

Synopsis: One of Mexico's most highly regarded works of political cinema for the audaciousness of its 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 Adopting a gritty newsreel style, Canoa is a daring historical document and a visceral expression of horror.

Special Features:
- NEW, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Felipe Cazals, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- 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


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