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Viridiana

LES FILMS DE CANNES À BUCAREST 10 - FOCUS SPAIN

Viridiana LES FILMS DE CANNES À BUCAREST 10  - FOCUS SPAIN

Palme d’Or (ex-aequo), Cannes 1961

Directed by: Luis BUÑUEL

Year of production: 1961

Country: Spain, Mexico

Genre: drama

Length: 90 minutes

In Luis Buñuel’s controversial masterpiece, Viridiana, a young novice about to take her final vows as a nun, accedes, moved purely by a sense of obligation, to a request from her widowed uncle to visit him. Stirred by her resemblance to his late wife, he attempts to seduce her and tragedy ensues. In the aftermath, Viridiana tries to assuage her guilt by creating a haven for the destitute folk who live around her uncle's estate. But little good comes from these good intentions.

Credits

Luis BUÑUEL - Director

Luis BUÑUEL - Script / Dialogue

Julio ALEJANDRO - Script / Dialogue

José AGUAYO - Cinematography

Cast

Sylvia PINAL

Fernando REY

Francisco RABAL

Margarita LOZANO

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