Mountain Hawk

(El gavilán de la sierra)
Mexico, 2002
Duration: 
1:40

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Spanish with English subtitles.

 

Musician Rosendo Nevarez learns of his brother Gabriel's death in a remote spot in the Durango mountains and decides to return to his boyhood home to learn more about his brother's untimely end. Gabriel, who was more widely known as the “Mountain Hawk,” led an outlaw's life which was either that of a lowly criminal or daring do-gooder, as accounts of the man's life vary depending on the point of view of the interviewee. As Rosendo digs deeper for the truth, it becomes apparent that Gabriel was a heroic figure worthy of the song his brother plans to write in his commemoration—if only Rosendo can overcome his growing envy for his brother's immortal status as a swashbuckling rebel. Ryan Shriver, Rovi

Mountain Hawk had its world premiere at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina where Antonio Avitia won the award for Best Music, and the film received six nominations at the Mexican Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Rosendo Nevárez es un trovador que se gana la vida cantando en el transportes públicos de la ciudad de México. Al enterarse de que su hermano Gabriel fue asesinado en la sierra de Durango, decide volver a su pueblo, donde viven su padre y su cuñada viuda. Ahí, Rosendo descubre aspectos que desconocía de la vida de su hermano; entre ellos, una carrera delictiva, iniciada a partir de un injusto malentendido. En el camino, va encontrando diferentes versiones en las que su hermano aparece como un delincuente violento o como un bandido generoso. 

13-Sep-2015
2:30 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Director/Writer: Juan Antonio de la Riva
Producer: Gerardo Barrera
Cinematographer: Ángel Goded
Editor: Óscar Figueroa
Music: Antonio Avitia
Cast: Guillermo Larrea, Juan Ángel Esparza, Claudia Goytia, Abel Woolrich