Antonio is an aristocrat (Arturo de Cordova), utterly dissatisfied in his marriage to Elena (Rosario Granados). He falls hard for Raquel (Maria Felix), a woman of remarkable beauty, but she rejects his advances. Attempting to try and resurrect his marriage, he gifts his wife a statue of "The Kneeling Goddess", and then is driven to near madness when he discovers the artist used a very nude Raquel as his model. In no time, Elena has died under mysterious circumstances and Antonio and Raquel are plunged into an obsessive, and deadly, relationship. An almost uncategorizable admixture of noir, melodrama and surrealist fever dream, "The Kneeling Goddess" is a film unlike anything you've ever seen.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
This screening made possible through Fundacion Televisa and Filmoteca UNAM.