When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-liked and well-known because of his honorable ...
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One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously, the dinner party scene where people sit on ... See full summary »
Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people. The wife is frigid, her husband is always hunting (both animals and ... See full summary »
When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-liked and well-known because of his honorable nature, despite his socialistic views about business and religion. But Don Lope's one weakness is women, and he falls for the innocent girl in his charge, seduces her, makes her his lover, though all the while explaining to her that she is as free as he. But when she acts on this freedom, Don Lope must deal with the consequences of his world-view. Written by
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Luis Buñuel was only able to ease censors' concerns and make this film once Epoca Films agreed to produce it and the director agreed to cast several international actors. See more »
Poor workers. Cheated and then beaten. Work is a curse, Saturno. Down with work that you have to do to survive. That work isn't honorable, as some say. All it does is fatten the exploiting swine. However, what you do for pleasure ennobles man. If only we could all work like that. Look at me, I'd rather be hanged than work! So, I live poorly, but I live without working.
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Luis Buñuel film shot in Spain. The script itself Buñuel and Julio Alejandro de Castro, adapting the novel "Tristana" (1892), Benito Perez Galdos (1843-1920). Rolled in a real of Toledo, Madrid and study. Is nominated for an Oscar (film Foreign Language).
The dramatic action takes place in Toledo, Madrid, Villajoyosa and Alicante, between 1929 and 1935. The young Tristana, to be an orphan, is entrusted to Don Lope Garrido (F.Rey), who takes charge, put it in her every where she lives with her servant Saturna (Gaos), and besieged emotionally and sexually to make it her lover. Between them it provides for two parent-child relationship and love, which gives rise to a complex situation, which is used and abused Don Lope. This is a unique character, more than 50 years, single, liberal and anticlerical; hobbies, conquering and manipulative; tight economic position, and natural inclination to idleness and indolence. Tristana, about 16/17 years at the beginning of the story, she harbors hopes for independence and freedom, desires to acquire knowledge and skills, unyielding rebellion against oppression, abuse, dependence and the passive role traditionally assigned to women .
The film contains drama and social critique. A report Galdós interested through the novel the unequal status of women booked late nineteenth century, heir to a long tradition of marginalization, subjugation, exploitation and lack of rights. Suffragists and protest movements emerge in the second half of XIX. The Convention and the Declaration of Seneca Falls (NY) are 1848. The reaction against the claims of activist groups in Spain was a disproportionate virulence and bitterness that today is almost unbelievable. Under these circumstances, Galdós writes the novel as an instrument of denunciation and mobilization. Bunuel's adaptation retains the spirit of protest Galdos, who moved to a later time in 40 years to the novel.
"Tristana" anyway is D. Lope. In no other film of this master, Fernando Rey performs better performance, to the point of perhaps the best performance of his career. Of all the characters, is the richest, who makes a surprising developments as eating goes from being a cure (great dialogues in which he expresses his anarchism) to end up taking the chocolate with these cold evenings in the winter. His performance is so heartfelt that shakes But at the same height is around the campus. The coldness of Deneuve arrives at the point of cruelty, but still show that wild passion which holds a character born in purity, end up living in the grudge (wonderful sequence in which bids farewell to her lover the painter a piece of piano playing as passionate as his aversion). Beside Lola Gaos splendid as that selfless servant would die for his Master. A point and deserves the photography. The firm Aguayo and get a color film ends up being black, very black (the wedding sequence is masterful, as more like a funeral). It is another masterpiece of great Buñuel.
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