News Center -TDO- The film La sombra del Caudillo (Shadow of the Strong Man), directed by Julio Bracho, was screened at the Yilmaz Guney Stage by the Mexican Embassy with the support of the Cankaya Municipality.
The event was attended by Mexican Ambassador Jose Luis Martinez y Hernandez, Latvian ambassador and distinguished guests.
Based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Martin Luis Guzman (1887-1976), the film tells the story of how politics was done at the time in post-revolutionary Mexico. Following a premiere at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in 1960, the film was banned and all copies confiscated. It was only 30 years after the film was first shown that it was allowed to be shown publicly in 1990.