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Hispanic Heritage Month: Mexican Cinema on TheArchive

As we observe National Hispanic Heritage month through October 15th, TheArchive curated a list of classic 50s and 60s Mexican cinema to watch throughout the coming weeks. Hispanic Heritage month (which started as a week) began in 1968 years after these films released. It kicks off every September 15th, which marks the the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico celebrates on September 16th. To that end, let's celebrate this important time by spotlighting some brilliant films from some of Mexico's great filmmakers. We start with the legendary Oscar nominated Luis Buñuel. In the classic film  Una Mujer Sin Amor  (1952) from famed director Luis Buñuel, when a woman sacrifices her own happiness for her family, she creates a rift that will only come to pass years later. It is based on Guy de Maupassant's story "Pierre et Jean."  The film is an indictment on bourgeois  values and Buñuel himself, later in life fa