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Known as The Young and the Damned upon its release in the United States, Los Olvidados explores the perils of poverty and youth in Mexico City. Directed by Luis Buñuel, who won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for this film, Los Olvidados finds a haunting stylistic middle ground between the surrealistic touches Buñuel was famous for and the hard-hitting truth of neorealism. Focused on the youth of a small street gang, the film delicately portrays the moral and spiritual battles of those souls often forgotten in the slums. (35mm)

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