Film Movement has announced the rerelease of the 1995 Mexican film Midaq Alley / El callejón de los milagros by director Jorge Fons starring Salma Hayek in her breakthrough starring role, as part of the company's three-year-old Classics label.
According to Film Movement, the film will have a limited theatrical release, followed by digital and home entertainment releases in 2018 and early 2019. Adapted from the novel of the Egyptian Nobel prize winner Naguib Mahfuz, Midaq Alley was the winner of 49 international awards, including an Honorable Mention at the Berlinale and 11 Ariel Awards from the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.
Set in a rundown neighborhood, heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in downtown Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava (Juan Manuel Bernal), who yearns to emigrate to America. A poor barber, Abel (Bruno Bichir), is madly in love with the gorgeous Alma (Hayek), who eventually becomes a high-class prostitute. Finally, there is Susanita (Margarita Sanz), the desperate spinster who pursues many love affairs in hopes of finding a husband.