Mexican Government Lifts Ban On Three Pix

Mexico’s new administration has lifted the ban on three pics shelved for political reasons, and moviegoers are lined up around the block.

Given the go-ahead were 1960’s “La Sombra del Caudello” (In The Shadow Of The General), 1987’s “Rojo Amanecer” (Red Daybreak) and 1988’s “Nos Traicionara el Presidente?” (Will The President Betray Us?). Latter was renamed “Intriga Contra Mexico” (Intrigue Against Mexico) because officials say the title was one of the main sticking points.

“In The Shadow Of The General” by Julio Bracho, had achieved cult status in the national film industry. Based on a novel by Martin Luiz Guzman, the story is a fictional account of real events that implicate former presidents Alvaro Obregon and Plutaro Elias Calles along with the Mexican Army in the assassination of a political opponent and his followers in the 1920s. The muddied 16m print in circulation was pieced together from several copies.

“Red Daybreak,” banned for three years, concerns the 1968 massacre of more than 400 students the by Mexican Army at the Plaza of the Three Cultures.

Fernando Perez Gavilan’s “Intrigue Against Mexico,” based on the bestseller “Will The President Betray Us?” by Juan Miguel de Mora, deals with a military coup in Mexico.

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