This classic is recognized as one of Mexico's Top 25 movies of all time! In rural Spain, a new family arrives in town to work a parcel (barraca), the townsfolk are very hostile to the idea of "another" working the land that once belonged to one of them.
After serving his apprenticeship as a screenwriter and assistant director, Gavaldón took on his first fully realized project as a director with this adaptation of an 1895 novel by the popular Spanish writer Vicente Blasco Ibánez (Blood and Sand). Though set in Spain, this story of an immigrant family's struggles to establish their own small farm was close enough to the concerns of Mexico's tradition of rural melodramas to become an immediate popular and critical success.
New 4K Restoration by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences