Portrait of Teresa* (Retrato de Teresa)

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Portrait of Teresa* (Retrato de Teresa)

  • 1979 ----- color ----- 103 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Pastor Vega; with Daisy Granados, Adolfo Llaurado) Shot in a fluid verite style, the film focuses on the stubborn survival of deeply-ingrained traditions of machismo and sexism in post-Revolutionary society. Teresa is a housewife and mother who works in a textile factory. Her involvement in political and cultural groups incurs the displeasure of her husband who expects her to be waiting with a hot meal when he comes home at night. Though center stage belongs to Teresa, it is the bond of sexual and emotional empathy between her and her husband that gives the film its intensity and anguish. (In Spanish with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of Higher Education in Washington state only)
  • Topics: (Latin America, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature, Women Studies)