Kiss of the Spider Woman*

  • 1985 ----- color ----- 119 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by Hector Babenco, based on the novel by Manuel Puig; with William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) The complex story of a friendship that develops between two men with radically different perspectives on life. In a prison cell somewhere in Latin America, Molina, a not too subtle homosexual (William Hurt), and Valentin, a political prisoner (Raul Julia), have only one thing in common--they are both political prisoners. To pass the time, Molina entertains Valentin with fanciful narratives from old movies. (Closed-Captioned) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Latin America, Literature, Motion Pictures: Features)