Directed by Cesar Ardavin
Based on an anonymous
novel from the 16th century. A classic tale about a fatherless boy who is abandoned by his
mother, leaving him struggling to survive at whatever work he can find. His strange
succession of employers each have a different lesson to teach him. A blind beggar, a
miserly sacristan, a fake nobleman and even a traveling band of performers all add to his
understanding of vanity, cunning, deception and, ultimately, survival. Lazarillo
won the Golden Bear from the Berlin International Film Festival (1960).
Spanish with English subtitles.