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Time to Die (Tiempo de Morir)

Dir. Arturo Ripstein, Mexico, 1965, 90 min., Spanish w/ English subtitles

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Juan  Sáyago  returns  to  his  hometown  after  serving  18  years  in  prison  for  the  murder  of  Raúl Trueba.  Although  he  killed  in  self-defense,  rumors  in  town  circulated  during  his  absence speculating that the victim was killed in cold blood. Sáyago wants to rebuild the life he was denied with his old lover, Mariana Sampedro, but Trueba’s sons have sworn to avenge the murder of their father.  This  classic Mexican neo-western, was  the first  realized  screenplay  of  Nobel Prize winner  Gabriel  García  Márquez  and  legendary  Mexican  novelist  Carlos  Fuentes.  Under the direction of Arturo Ripstein, Time to Die represents one of the earliest examples of New Mexican Cinema and one of the most accomplished Mexican films from the 1960s.