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"It's a film that should never have existed, because it was made by the perfect-imperfect marriage": Viviana Besné Presents LLÉVAME EN TUS BRAZOS

Said García

Llévame en tus brazos (1954), a film directed by Julio Bracho and written in collaboration with José Carbo was presented as part of the special screenings of the 21st edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

Viviana García Besné
Viviana García Besné

The film tells the story of a father and his two daughters, Rita and Martha. Rita is in love with José, who has been fired for organizing a strike for workers' rights. Rita offers herself as a pledge to pay off her father's past debts. She leaves home and starts being taken advantage of by several men, including a politician who promises to turn her into a great dancing star.

The presentation began with Daniela Michel, founder and General Director of FICM, introducing Viviana García Besné, director of the film archive Permanencia Voluntaria

Viviana García Besné
Daniela Michel

García Besné started by thanking Daniela Michel for her courage in showing films that no one dared to show. "What you are going to see today is incredible. It is a film that should never have existed because it was made by the perfect-imperfect marriage. Made between a director who had a passion for telling social stories and producers who were only interested in making popular films and filling theaters," she explained. 

She also talked about actress Ninón Sevilla's important role in the making of the film and highlighted her credit as a producer, since she was never acknowledged even though she was the one who brought the director and producers together. "The script denounced abuses that took place in the haciendas of Mexico and nobody wanted to produce the film because they knew they wouldn't make a profit at the box office, but Ninón, who wanted the director behind the project, was willing to pay her own money and convinced Bracho of changing the screenplay so that Cinematográfica Calderón could produce it," Besné said about the making of the film.