The Boy and the Fog

The Boy and the Fog (Spanish: El Niño y la niebla) is a 1953 Mexican drama film directed by Roberto Gavaldón. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

The Boy and the Fog
Directed byRoberto Gavaldón
Produced byJesús Grovas
Written byEdmundo Báez
Roberto Gavaldón
Rodolfo Usigli
StarringDolores del Río
CinematographyGabriel Figueroa
Edited byGloria Schoemann
Release date
  • 24 December 1953 (1953-12-24)
Running time
111 minutes


Marta (Dolores del Río) is a woman who lives obsessed, since her brother died of schizophrenia and her mother remains interned at a mental health hospital. Fearful that the disease is congenital, Marta keeps her family background secret from her husband while overprotecting her only son. Because of her obsession, Marta does not realize that the only psychologically affected in her family is her.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Boy and the Fog". Retrieved 29 January 2009.

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