La Viuda Negra (1977 film)

La Viuda Negra
Directed by Arturo Ripstein
Produced by Francisco del Villar
Written by Vicente Armendáriz
Francisco del Villar
Rafael Solana
Starring Isela Vega
Mario Almada
Music by Miguel Pous
Luis Arcaráz
Cinematography Jorge Stahl Jr.
Edited by Rafael Ceballos
Release dates
  • 1977 (1977)
Running time
78 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

La Viuda Negra (The Black Widow) is a 1977 film directed by Arturo Ripstein, produced in Mexico and based on the novel Debiera haber obispas written by Rafael Solana.



In a small town in Mexico, Matea (Isela Vega) is an orphan who assists the priest, Father Feliciano (Mario Almada), in his parish. The village doctor tries to seduce her, but fails and proceeds to defame her into believing that Matea maintains relations with the priest. The people believe him and demand to cure her; he refuses and locks himself away with Matea. During the lockdown, they develop a passionate love, but fate arrives and the priest dies. Matea becomes a kind of priestess which is known as the "Black Widow".

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