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Calanda

France, 1966 (MIFF 1969, Programme 3)

Director: Juan-Luis Buñuel

Calanda is the Spanish village birthplace of Luis Bunuel. The great director's son has made this record of a strange annual ritual. Legend asserts that when Christ died the skies thundered for twenty-four hours and the elements were unleashed. So from noon on Good Friday till noon the following day, the villagers in Calanda beat drums until they are ready to drop.

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