The Garden of Aunt Isabel

The Garden of Aunt Isabel (Spanish: El jardín de la tía Isabel) is a 1971 Mexican historical drama film directed by Felipe Cazals and starring Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Claudio Brook and Ofelia Guilmáin.[1] During the early sixteenth century, two Spanish ships are wrecked on the Mexican coast. A group of survivors set out on a trek to try to locate a famed El Dorado.

The Garden of Aunt Isabel
Directed byFelipe Cazals
Written byJulio Alejandro
Jaime Casillas
StarringJorge Martínez de Hoyos
Claudio Brook
Ofelia Guilmáin
Music byJoaquín Gutiérrez Heras
Bernardo Segall
CinematographyJorge Stahl Jr.
Edited byRafael Ceballos
Peter Parasheles
Alpha Centauri
Distributed byPelículas Mexicanas
Release date
Running time
104 minutes

Most of the locations used were around "Tulum" maya archeological zone. Mayan pyramids are seen along the movie. Most of it in the last two scenes.



  1. Mora, p. 120.


  • Mora, Carl J. Mexican Cinema: Reflections of a Society, 1896-2004. McFarland & Co, 2005.

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