1977 | Mexico | Color | 110 min.
Lecumberri is an ambiguous work, not only visually (inmates playing ball in impeccable white uniforms or the festive Sunday visit with barbeque, mechanical games, and live music), but also in its position as a documentary. If the portryal of the Mexican prison system hardly strays from José Revueltas and Felipe Cazals musical and visual depiction in El apando (1976), Ripstein´s vision of the “Black Palace” focuses on victims and victimizers alike, the latter themselves victimized by wardens, judges, and a system as imprisoned as the inmates themselves. In Lecumberri all social strata coexist, brought together by shared entrapment.
Direction: Ripstein, Arturo
Script: Necoechea, Miguel | Pacheco, José Emiliano | Pérez Turrent, Tomás | Ripstein, Arturo | Suza, Margarita
Production Company: Centro de Producción de Cortometraje | Estudios Churubusco - Azteca
Photography: Kamat, Tomomi
Edition: Necoechea, Miguel
Cast: Ebergenyi, Emilio | Pérez Turrent, Tomás
Films by the same director presented at FICM:
El Carnaval de Sodoma (2006)
Los héroes y el tiempo (2005)
The Reasons of the Heart (2011)
Bleak Street (2015)
The Castle of Purity (1973)
El lugar sin límites (1977)
El diablo entre las piernas ()