Double Feature La Llorona & The Phantom of the Monastery

October 27, 2022, 6:30 pm National Museum of Mexican Art
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Join us on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm for a thrilling, free double feature of two restored Mexican classics, La Llorona (70 minutes) and The Phantom of the Monastery (85 minutes).

La Llorona, the first Mexican horror film produced with recorded sound, tells a terrifying tale based on the Mexican colonial legend of La Malinche, who kills her children in an act of revenge against her unfaithful lover. Before taking her own life, she utters a curse on the firstborn of each generation of the conqueror's family. Turned into a terrifying ghost, known as La Llorona, she laments her misfortune emitting her chilling cry: "Oh, my children!".

In The Phantom of the Monastery, Alfonso, Eduardo, and Eduardo's wife, Cristina get lost in a forest, when a strange monk finds them and takes them to an ancient convent where the three amigos suffer personality changes, especially Cristina who tries to seduce Alfonso. After some efforts to escape, Alfonso is trapped inside a jail and more strange and macabre situations happen.

Both films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

La Llorona (1933)
Directed by Ramón Peón
WRITTEN BY: A. Guzman Aguilera, Carlos Noriega Hope
STARRING: Ramón Pereda and Virginia Zurí
70 minutes

The Phantom of the Monastery (El fantasma del convento) (1934)
Directed by Fernando de Fuentes
WRITTEN BY: Fernando de Fuentes, Jorge Pezet, and Juan Bustillo Oro
STARRING: Marta Roel, Carlos Villatoro, Enrique del Campo
85 minutes