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Films By Luis Buñuel

Calanda (Juan-Luis Buñuel, 1966)
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… Read more

L’ÂGE D’OR (Luis Buñuel, )
"Our sexual desire has to be seen as the product of centuries of repressive and emasculating Catholicism... it is always coloured by the sweet sense of sin," wrote Bunuel in his autobiography My Last… Read more

LOS OLVIDADOS (Luis Buñuel, 1951)
Los Olvidados (meaning the forgotten ones) was made in Mexico City slums with mostly non¬professional young actors whose talents lie in their simplicity, their obedience to brilliant direction (f… Read more

NAZARIN (Luis Buñuel, 1959)
Luis Bunuel's film is a kind of summary of his style and his ideas. It is a truly great film. John Huston called it a masterpiece on the level of Bicycle Thieves, Bardem declares that its final scene… Read more

SIMON OF THE DESERT (Luis Buñuel, 1965)
Short, sharp and astounding, this film provides a teasing bridge between the Old Testament Buñuel (Viridiana) and the New (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie). Simon of the Desert concerns … Read more

THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE (Luis Buñuel, 1977)
Luis Bunuel's new film takes the story-line of a French nineteenth century novel by Pierre Louys. The story has been filmed before in 1929 by Jacques de Baroncelh. It was filmed again by Josef von St… Read more

THE CRIMINAL LIFE OF ARCHIBALDO DE LA CRUZ (Luis Buñuel, 1955)
In The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz., Mexico's great director, Luis Bunuel, continued his investigation of psycho-sexual aberrations and false moral values — a remarkable comedie noir… Read more

THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (Luis Buñuel, 1972)
This delightful comedy revolves around a group of six chic, upper-middle class men and women who find themselves unable to disentangle themselves from their own thoughts, beliefs, fears, memories and… Read more

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Luis Buñuel, 1962)
Guests arrive at an elegant dinner party to find that the servants have mysteriously disappeared. At the end of the party all the guests find excuses not to leave. It soon becomes clear that none of … Read more

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Luis Buñuel, 1962)
In the best surrealist tradition, the opening credit of The Exterminating Angel warns that "from the standpoint of pure reason there is no explanation" for Buñuel's brilliant, disconcertingly … Read more

THE MILKY WAY (Luis Buñuel, 1968)
Buneul continues his confrontation with Catholicism, concerning himself in this film primarily with issues of doctrine and questions of heresy. The surface tone of the film is comic, but below that, … Read more

THE YOUNG ONE (Luis Buñuel, 1960)
Bunuel used an island off the coast of one of the southern states to make this film about a Negro on the run - a story of innocence and corruption. ... The film's simple plot transcends its one local… Read more

TRISTANA (Luis Buñuel, 1970)
Spain in the I920's - decaying morally and socially. A world filled by norms and relationships that have outlived their time and assumed dangerously reactionary proportions, form the background to th… Read more

Un Chien Andalou (Luis Buñuel, 1929)
Strongly influenced by psychological thought, the film purports to be a revelation of Dali's subconscious experiences. An attempt to show a subjective analysis of the subconscious, the film consists … Read more

VIRIDIANA (Luis Buñuel, 1961)
The 1961 Cannes Festival Jury decided to award the Grand Prix jointly to Henri Colpi's Une Aussi Longue Absence and Bunuel's Viridiana. Thus the festival ended in a blaze of controversy, with this fi… Read more

VIRIDIANA (Luis Buñuel, 1961)
Viridiana, a young nun full of charity, kindness and idealistic illusions about humanity, visits her rich uncle on the eve of her ordination. She stays and tries to help some local peasants and begga… Read more

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