Book presentation: The Gardener of Ghosts, Life and Work of Carlos Ancira

By Atención Staff

The Gardener of Ghosts, Life and Work of Carlos Ancira, by Jesús Ibarra, will be presented on Saturday, November 9, at 7:30pm in Teatro Santa Ana as part of the celebrations of the 59th anniversary of La Biblioteca.

The book tells the life story of this Mexican actor and includes photographs of most of his stage work at various times in his life, along with testimonies from students, friends and coworkers. Carlos Ancira (1929–1987) was a consummate artist, with a special gift for conveying moving emotion and bringing every character he portrayed to life with interpretive force.

Ibarra is the editor of Atención San Miguel and is also the author of The Brachos: Three Generations of Mexican Cinema (UNAM , 2006) and Carmen Montejo: A Tall Woman (CONACULTA , 2010 ).



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