Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo #5 -- May 5, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone. 150 years ago on 05-May-1862, the Mexican army under General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín defeated the French invaders at the Battle of Puebla. "The national arms have been covered with glory" General Zaragoza wrote in a letter to President Benito Juárez. Some people credit this defeat with preventing French interference in the US Civil War.

I have not seen La Ilusión viaja en tranvía, known in English as Illusion Travels by Streetcar.When the dictator Franco took over in Spain, Bunuel exiled himself first to Mexico then to France.  During his time in Mexico, he made many movies, and some had great influence on the Mexican cinema and on world cinema.  

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