Fun Size Review: Que Viva Mexico! (1932/1979)


Sergei Eisenstein’s jaunt into Mexico on Upton Sinclair’s dime yielded reel after reel of footage but due to politics and misfortune, he was unable to edit it together before his death. This is the version released in 1979 and it’s not perfect but the striking images and forceful vignettes make for an intriguing picture.

Note: The film was shot silent but the 1979 version has vocal narration in place of intertitles.

[toggler title=”How does it end? (click here for spoilers)” ]The film is a series of vignettes so there is no real end but you can bet money on a good portion of the cast dying.[/toggler]

(Read my full-length review here.)

If it were a dessert it would be:


Cookie Dough Truffles. Only half-baked but oh how tasty!

Availability: Released on DVD and via streaming. The 1979 version is, as of this writing, the only edition available on the home video market.