The ascetic Simón believes he is a sinner and decides to self-inflict a sacrifice, living like a hermit on the top of a pedestal in the middle of the desert to be closer to God and resist the temptations of the world. His followers are peasants and travelers that believe that Simón is a saint capable of performing miracles and they crowd to hear his speeches. However, Satan tries to tempt him with the pleasures of the world.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Atypical Buñuel movie, "Simon del deserto" Is a short work about an solitary religious man story, that live on a column in the desert. He has to deal with all kind of tentations, that take from Buñuel the strange condition, the surreality and the grotesque. The result is a satirical path on religious credences that, even if the visionary madness typical of Buñuel is absent, that put the protagonist in front of sins, and reveals all his material humanity.
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