Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)


Singapore Premiere –  4K Restoration | Sat 26 Oct, 8.00pm | Oldham Theatre

Dir. Felipe Cazals |  Mexico | Drama | 115 mins | DCP | Spanish with English subtitles | NC16 (Some Violence)

What was it like to climb up a mountain in Mexico 50 years ago? For a group of university employees in 1968, their venture up La Malinche prematurely ended before it even started. Felipe Cazals’ sensational drama with staged documentary segments depicts how a severe case of mistaken identity foreshadowed the nation’s widely condemned affair of the century — the Tlatelolco massacre. The disturbing narrative of the Canoa incident hints at the inevitable disharmony when religious fundamentalism conflicts with political agenda, serving as a powerful cautionary tale for present-day countries that face similar tensions. Furthermore, in today’s fake news climate, the eerie resemblance of the film’s corrupt priest with modern day trolls beckons the way we consume media and discern the truth for ourselves. 

This screening is supported by the Embassy of Mexico in Singapore and Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE)

  • Winner – Silver Berlin Bear for Special Jury Prize (Berlin International Film Festival)


Concession (Others) is applicable to all current Students, Seniors above 55, Full-Time National Servicemen (NSFs) and Singapore Film Society Film Addicts. Consession (PAssion Card Members) are applicable to those who all PAssion Card members. Concession ticket holders will have to present their identification at the door. We reserve the right to decline admission without valid documentation.

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Sat 26 Oct | Oldham Theatre | 8.00pm

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