The first Mexican film nominated for a Foreign Language Oscar, this is the fable of a poor, near-starving woodcutter who on the Day of the Dead suddenly acquires a turkey. Approached by a hungry Death, Macario agrees to share his feast. As thanks, the Grim Reaper gives him a miraculous elixir that will bring fame and fortune – and the attentions of the Inquisition. MACARIO features some of Figueroa’s most stunning work, especially the final cave scene – lit only by hundreds of candles.
This new 35mm print has been sponsored by Cornerhouse, allowing audiences to enjoy Figureoa’s magical work in its full glory.