Viva Zapata!

Viva Zapata!

Synopsis

"Filmed at the time of Kazan’s notorious HUAC testimony, Viva Zapata! offers a dramatically searching yet ultimately unresolved return to the director's roots in radical left-wing theater and politics. Written in close collaboration with lifelong Mexicophile John Steinbeck, who shared Kazan's fascination with Zapata's vision and failure, the film uses the idealistic revolutionary to offer an unflinching critique of the limits and corrosive potential of power. Featuring one of Brando's underappreciated bravura performances, Viva Zapata! is today considered one of the most evocative screen depictions of the Mexican revolution, despite the intense efforts by the Mexican film industry to suppress and censor the film during its early production stages." – Harvard Film Archive

Technical Specs

Director: Elia Kazan
Year: 1952
Country: USA
Language: English | Spanish
Duration: 109 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: PG