The Children of Sanchez (1978)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Rural Drama, Period Film, Social Problem Film  |   Run Time - 126 min.  |   Countries - Mexico, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Hall Bartlett directs the rural drama The Children of Sanchez, based on the tome The Children of Sanchez: Autobiography of a Mexican Family written by Oscar Lewis in the '60s. Anthony Quinn stars as the widowed Jesus Sanchez, a poor farmer struggling to provide for his family in Mexico City. Also starring Lupita Ferrer as Consuelo and Stathis Giallelis as Roberto. This is the last film in the 50-year career of international star Dolores del Rio, who plays the Grandma. Jazz-pop performer Chuck Mangione was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a Grammy award for his original musical score.

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family, father, love, poor-family, poverty, survivor, ghetto, parent, child-rearing, homelessness, machismo