ENAMORADA by Emilio Fernández had its restored restoration premiere this year at the Cannes Film Festival and also, had an unforgettable screening at Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival. Now, this extraordinary Mexican film will have its Latin South American premiere in Bogotá, Colombia at The Classics.
Founder and Chair of The Film Foundation, Martin Scorsese stated: » I’m very happy to know that ENAMORADA will open The Classics, and pleased that The Film Foundation is continuing its support for this festival. ENAMORADA, directed by Emilio Fernández, was a huge hit in Mexico and catapulted Pedro Armandáriz and Maria Félix to stardom. The film takes place during the Mexican Revolution and was inspired by Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. This extraordinary restoration, by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and TFF’s World Cinema Project, in association with Filmoteca de la UNAM and Fundacion Televisa, and funded by the Material World Charitable Foundation, highlights the great work of the director, actors, and the film’s legendary cinematographer, Gabriel Figueroa. The soundtrack, restored by Audio Mechanics, includes the beautiful performance of “Malagueña Salerosa,” one of many highlights of this beloved film. I’m grateful to Olivia Harrison and the Material World Charitable Foundation, for their passionate commitment to preserving and presenting this and many other masterpieces of cinema».
Olivia Harrison, The of the Material World Charitable Foundation added: «While my late husband, George Harrison, was growing up in Liverpool, he would watch American horror films and Westerns. At the same time, Martin Scorsese was living in New York City watching Italian Neorealist films, and I was in Los Angeles, watching Mexican films that were constantly playing in my home. Film has an amazing power to transcend time and space to connect and unite all of us. Regardless of where or when you grew up, there are some works of cinema that are timeless and speak to audiences of all backgrounds and generations; ENAMORADA is one of them. It is a film that is very dear to me and I am thrilled that it is screening in Bogotá as the part The Classics.»
In its first version, the classics had incredible success, and this year the festival will be national and across three cities in Colombia. «This is a beautiful opportunity to bring all these unforgettable classics to the big screen, which is the place where they belong. I am thrilled with the extraordinary support of The Film Foundation; this festival was created because of them.” Said Co- Founder of the Classics, Juan Carvajal.”
The festival is grateful for the great collaboration of Televisa, titleholder on the patrimonial rights of ENAMORADA.
The Classics will take place November 8th – 14th.
The Classics, Festival of the Films That Will Live Forever is supported by The Film Foundation, Cine Colombia, Caracol Cine, British Council Colombia, Park Circus, Mei Lab Digital & Gas Natural.