New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

FEVER MOUNTS IN EL PAO
(La Fievre Monte a El Pao)

November 22, 2002 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(French/Mexican, 1959, 97 minutes, b&w, video)

Directed by Luis Buñuel
(In French, dubbed into English)
Starring Gérard Philipe, María Félix,
Jean Servais, Miguel Ángel Ferriz

Luis Buñuel explores the notion that "power corrupts" in this tale of a liberal who attempts to reform a Latin American dictatorship from the inside. Ramón Vázquez takes over "temporarily," but becomes intoxicated by his new found power and the dictator's sexy widow.

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