Nazareno Cruz y el lobo

Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf

Leonardo Favio
Homage to Leonardo Favio
Duration: 92 min.
Country: Argentina
Language: Español, quechua
Year: 1975
Free screening
Saturday 5th, 10:00 hs., Teatro Colón (Sala Teatro Colón)
Free screening
Thursday 10th, 10:00 hs., Teatro Colón (Sala Teatro Colón)

Being the seventh son, Nazareno’s fate is marked—when he grows up and finds love, he will turn into a werewolf. Oblivious to this sentence, Nazareno lives joyfully until he meets Griselda, owner of his heart and also the gateway to his misfortune. “Mandinga,” a devil from the pampas played by Alfredo Alcón, tries to buy his feelings so that he avoids love and hell. But that melancholy devil, who fails on purpose, knows no one is more doomed than he is. Already determined to explore a popular lyric also through film, in Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf, Leonardo Favio connects popular myth with the language of modern cinema, finding a form of his own that is at once disruptive and unmistakingly local.

Leonardo Favio

Leonardo Favio

Leonardo Favio was born in Mendoza, Argentina, in 1938. He was a filmmaker, actor and singer-songwriter. After acting in films by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson and Fernando Ayala, among others, he started an important career as a filmmaker, with such titles as Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1964), Gatica, the Monkey (1993) and Aniceto (2008, 23rd Festival).

Data Sheet:

G: Leonardo Favio, Jorge Zuhair Jury
F: Juan José Stagnaro
E: Cristián Kaulen, Antonio Ripoll
M: Juan José García Caffi
P: Leonardo Favio
I: Juan José Camero, Marina Magali, Alfredo Alcón, Lautaro Murúa, Nora Cullen


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