Sonatas (film)

Sonatas is a 1959 Mexican-Spanish historical drama film directed by Juan Antonio Bardem and starring María Félix, Francisco Rabal and Aurora Bautista.[1] It premiered at the Venice Film Festival. It is based on novels written by the Spanish author Ramón del Valle-Inclán.

Directed byJuan Antonio Bardem
Produced byFederico Amérigo
Manuel Barbachano Ponce
Pedro Coll
Apolinar Rabinal
Carlos Velo
Guillermo F. Zúñiga
Written byRamón del Valle-Inclán (novels)
Juan Antonio Bardem
Juan de la Cabada
José Revueltas
StarringMaría Félix
Francisco Rabal
Aurora Bautista
Music byLuis Hernández Bretón
Isidro B. Maiztegui
CinematographyGabriel Figueroa
Cecilio Paniagua
Edited byMargarita de Ochoa
Carlos Savage
Barbachano Ponce
Producciones Barbachano
Unión Industrial Cinematográfica
Distributed byÍzaro Films
Release date
12 October 1959
Running time
103 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Francisco Canet and Gunther Gerszo. Some location shooting took place in Galicia as well as various locations around Mexico. The film was shot in Eastmancolor.



  1. Baugh p.81


  • Scott L. Baugh. Latino American Cinema: An Encyclopedia of Movies, Stars, Concepts, and Trends. ABC-CLIO, 2012.
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