The second film of the series “The México of Emilio Fernández and Gabriel Figueroa” is Bugambilia, known as the Mexican version of Wuthering Heights. Taking place in Guanajuato in the 1800s, the beautiful Amalia de los Robles triggers the passion of all men in the region. However, Amalia falls in love with Ricardo, a humble foreman who’s unable to consummate their love. This causes him to leave Guanajuato, and doesn’t return until years later, when he must again face Amalia and everything he left behind.
This film that was inspired by the Rodolfo Usigli’s poem “The Bugambilia”, is being presented on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Mexican American Cultural Center, MACC, located on 600 River St. at 8 p.m. It will be screened in Spanish, but includes English subtitles. Remember, the screening is free and open to all.
The Classic Mexican Cinema series at the MACC is presented by Cine Las Americas. For more on Cine Las Americas, visit them online at www.cinelasamericas.org