Luz y sombra
Created byPaulino Sabugal
Written byLilia Yolanda Andrade
Directed byGonzalo Martínez Ortega
Alberto Mayagoitía
Enrique Álvarez Félix
Cecilia Tijerina
Eric del Castillo
Delia Casanova
Carlos Bracho
Theme music composerAmparo Rubín
Opening themeLuz y sombra by Flans
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes80
Executive producerGonzalo Martínez Ortega
ProducerGonzalo Martínez Ortega
CinematographyCarlos Manzano
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Original releaseApril 17 (1989-04-17) –
August 4, 1989 (1989-08-04)
Preceded byDulce desafío
Followed byTeresa

Luz y sombra (English title: Light and shadow) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Gonzalo Martínez Ortega for Televisa in 1989.[1]

Thalía and Alberto Mayagoitía starred as protagonists, while Enrique Álvarez Félix starred as main antagonist.


Alma and José are two young people who try to succeed and achieve their goals in life, in spite of the odds and difficult circumstances they were born into, surrounded by poverty, economic disparity, homeless street children and substance abusers.

Alma lives with her mother Mercedes, who led her daughter to believe that her father Eusebio died, but the truth is that he left them long ago and now lives with another woman. José, meanwhile, is a boy who dreams of being a great Olympic swimmer, just as Alma dreams of becoming a famous ballerina.

Despite the hostilities they are forced to endure daily, Alma and Joseph don't stop trying to succeed and achieve their dreams, even if they have to go through misfortunes and sufferings.



  1. ^ "Luz y sombra, Novelas de Televisa 1989" (in Spanish). Alma Latina. Retrieved January 29, 2015.

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