An incredibly rare screening of the first Mexican film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Presented by Oregon Dia De Muertos Festival.
Three mysterious deities visit impoverished peasant Macario (Ignacio López Tarso) when his wife (Pina Pellicer) prepares for him his favorite meal, a whole turkey. After withholding the succulent bird from both God and the Devil, Macario finally offers half to Death, hoping the gesture will stave off his own demise. As a reward, Death offers Macario healing water that will work only at the discretion of Death himself.
Presented in association with Cineteca Nacional de Mexico (the National Film Archives of Mexico).