Cabeza de Vaca
Based on the true story of Alvar Cabeza de Vaca, this epic follows a Spanish conquistador who is shipwrecked in 1528 off the coast of Florida.
One of only five survivors from an expedition of six hundred, Cabeza de Vaca embarks on a journey of survival. Over eight years, he develops a relationship with the natives, defying the stereotypical notions of conquistador in the New World.
Echevarría's award-winning saga of old Mexico offers a nuanced insight in the delicate boundaries of power, race, culture and the possibility of mutual understanding.
Curated by Guillermo del Toro.