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In the Palm of Your Hand

Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

In the Palm of Your Hand

Unclassified 18+

6 Jul

A hack fortune teller gradually becomes entranced by a black widow who, in a fit of spellbound pulp poetry, is likened to a “secret waterfall of death”.

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  • One of a crop of recently recovered gems from the “golden age” of Mexican classical cinema, Gavaldón’s pitch-black cine negro adopts themes (economic downturn, duplicitous women and foolish, desperate men) common to its noir cousins north of the border, but has a lush, poetically sonorous approach to genre that stands in counterpoint to Hollywood at the time.

    Starring Arturo de Córdova and Leticia Palma. Digital Restoration.