* ...AND I ONLY WANT TO LIVE ONE DAY MORE... *
* Mexican film "Un Dia De Vida" /"One Day Of Life"/ from 1950 and the well known song, the mexican birthday song "Las Mañanitas". Remembering a fairer, happier times ... This is a great romantic movie, with unforgettable Mexican music. The brief plot: the movie is about two men in Mexican revolution, one being a high military officer and another, being sentenced for capital punishment. The mother of one of them come to see the prisoner, but she was not told that these guys, previously close friends, are now adversaries. The movie has nice cinematography, was done in great BW, and was extremely popular in the Eastern Europe.
The original title is Un Día de vida
Director - Emilio Fernández
Release Date: 23 November 1950 (Mexico)
* The last known copy of this movie has been preserved in the "La Cinémathèque de Yougoslavie", where it was extremely popular in fifties. It's allmost imposible to get a copy.
*LEOPOLDO MENDEZ, Un Día de Vida (A day of life), 1950 /Medium: Linoleum cut
Un día de vida (1950)
User Rating: 8.5/10
Emilio Fernández (writer)
Mauricio Magdaleno (writer)
23 November 1950 (Mexico)
Production: Cabrera Films, Francisco De P. Cabrera
Genre: Drama | Romance | War
Actors: Columba Domínguez | Roberto Cañedo | Fernando Fernández | Rosaura Revueltas | Eduardo Arozamena | Julio Villarreal | Arturo Soto Rangel | José Torvay | Jaime Fernández | Agustín Fernández | Salvador Quiroz
Original Music by
Antonio Díaz Conde
Ariel Awards, Mexico
1951 Nominated Silver Ariel Best Supporting Actress (Mejor Coactuación Femenina)-Rosaura Revueltas*
*Emilio Fernández, director: "El Indio" Fernández (born Emilio Fernández Romo; March 26, 1904 – August 6, 1986) was a Mexican actor, screenwriter and director of the cinema of Mexico.
Emilio Fernández Romo (Mineral del Hondo, Coahuila, México, 26 de marzo de 1904 – Ciudad de México, 6 de agosto de 1986)
Fernando Fernández (9 de noviembre de 1916, en Monterrey, México - Ciudad de México, México, 24 de noviembre de 1999)
Roberto Cañedo Ramírez (n. Guadalajara, Jalisco ; 30 de marzo de 1918 - f. Ciudad de México, México; 16 de junio de 1998)
Rosaura Revueltas Sánchez (6 de agosto 1910, Lerdo, Durango, México — 30 de abril de 1996, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México)
*Mamá Juanita from "UN DIA DE VIDA": Rosaura Revueltas - Rosaura Revueltas Sánchez (August 6, 1910 – April 30, 1996) was a Mexican star of screen and stage, and a dancer, author and teacher.
* Esther Luquin y Rosaura Revueltas -Las Islas Marías (1951)
Columba Domínguez Adalid (Guaymas, Sonora, 4 de marzo de 1929 - Ciudad de México, 13 de agosto de 2014)
---"This is great romantic movie, with unforgettable Mexican music. The brief plot: the movie is about two men in Mexican revolution, one being a high military officer and another, being sentenced for capital punishment. The mother of one of them come to see the prisoner, but she was not told that these guys, previously close friends, are now adversaries. The movie has nice cinematography, was done in great BW, and was extremely popular in Yugoslavia in fifties. My mother used to watch the movie three times and cried each time, I watched that movie in the cinema on June 17th, 1986 and cried too. A copy of the movie has been preserved in the "La Cinémathèque de Yougoslavie" and I mention this because I've heard that the original negative has been lost, so somebody from Mexico might be interested in preserving this gem". (D.Pokrajac,Dover,DE,USA)
---"Mexico has just gone through revolution led by Emiliano Zapata Salazar (August 8, 1879 – April 10, 1919). Young and good-looking Cuban journalist Belén Marti comes to México on business, to write about changes in the country. Soon she finds out that colonel Lucio Reyes has been sentenced to death. As a last wish, colonel is allowed to see his mother, Mama Juanita. Belen accompanies Lucio to his native village. There, Lucio sings mananitas to his beloved mother. Belen falls in love with him.
At this point, no one can hold back tears, including Cuban journalist, Mama Juanita and cinema's audience. I cried too, both time I watched the movie. The movie was extremely popular in Yugoslavia in early 60s. Songs from the movie were translated into Serbian, mainly titled as "Jedan dan života" or "Mama Huanita" and were sang by such great singers as Predrag Cune Gojković, Slavko Perović, Čobi with the group Pro Arte, Mišo Kovač /Croatia, etc...
After seeing his mother for the last time, Lucio returns to prison, only to be shot dead next morning. Mama Juanita comes to prison to take her son's dead body". (Nomen Nescio,Switzerland)
* UN DIA DE VIDA *, Mexico, 1950, full movie /Youtube
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