El callejón de los milagros

By Martin Abacuc

Midaq Alley (Spanish: El callejón de los milagros, also released as The Alley of Miracles) is a 1994 Mexican film adapted from the novel by Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, written by Vicente Leñero and directed by Jorge Fons. The film deals with complex issues such as gay and lesbian related topics, the lower-middle class of Mexico City, and the lives of many people.

Midaq Alley (El callejón de los milagros)
Sat, Apr 27, 4pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
60 pesos

The story is told from three perspectives: Don Ru (Ernesto Gómez Cruz), the owner of a cantina where most of the men in the story gather to drink and play dominoes, Alma (Salma Hayek), the beautiful girl of the neighborhood who dreams of passion, and Susanita (Margarita Sanz who won an Ariel Award for this role), the owner of the apartment complex where Alma and many of the other characters live.

The film was critically acclaimed by international critics. It earned 11 Ariel Awards, including Best Picture and more than 49 international awards and nominations. Pan’s Labyrinth and El Callejón de los Milagros were named as the best Mexican films by imdb.com and Entertainment Weekly.


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