Danzon 1991

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Danzon ★★★½ 1991 (PG)

Julia (Rojo), a single, working-class mom escapes the drudgery of her simple existence by going to a Mexico City dance hall every Wednesday. There she loses herself to the movement of the danzon, a dance with Haitian roots, popular in Mexico for over 100 years. When her partner of six years, Carmelo (Rergis), doesn't show up one night, her life is turned upside down. So begins a search for Carmelo—and herself. Quiet and restrained, like the ballroom-style danzon at the center of the plot. Applauded at Cannes. In Spanish with English subtitles. 103m/C VHS . SP Maria Rojo, Carmen Salinas, Blanca Guerra, Tito Vas-concelos, Victor Carpinteiro, Victor Vasconcelos; D: Maria Novaro; W: Maria Novaro, Betriz Novaro.