Special Event: VICTIMS OF SIN (New 4K Restoration!)


Revue Cinema Fri, Nov 10, 2023 9:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1951
Production Country:Mexico
Original Language:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Emilio Fernández
Cast:Ninón Sevilla
Tito Junco
Rodolfo Acosta
Rita Montaner
Ismael Pérez 'Poncianito'
Screenwriter:Emilio Fernández




"One Of The 25 Best Foreign Language Movie Musicals Ever Made" - Blige Ebiri


Rarely screened and long due for rediscovery, Victims of Sin is famed Mexican director Emilio Fernández’s unique blend of film noir, melodrama, and musical. Acting-dancing sensation Ninón Sevilla plays Violeta, a cabaret performer who adopts the abandoned child of Rita (Rita Montaner) and Rodolfo (Rodolfo Acosta), her murderous pimp. Motherhood forces Violeta to give up her career, but the kindhearted club owner Santiago (Tito Junco) saves her from a life of poverty and prostitution—until Rodolfo, freed from prison, seeks to reclaim his son. Best known for the award-winning María Calendaria (1944) and The Pearl (1947), Fernández infuses Victims with impassioned songs and performances by Sevilla, an icon of Mexican cinema and a purveyor of African, Caribbean, and Cuban dance styles. (Janus Films) 


VICTIMS OF SIN was fully restored in 4K from the original 35mm nitrate camera negative, which had been damaged from mishandling over the decades, by Peter Conheim (Cinema Preservation Alliance/USA) and Viviana Garcia-Besné (Permanencia Voluntaria/Mexico).