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Viridiana
Original title:
Viridiana
Slovenian title:
Viridiana
Section:
RETRO: FORBIDDEN WOMEN
Country, year:
Spain, Mexico, 1961
Length:
91
Directed by:
Luis Bunuel
Screenplay:
Julio Alejandro, Luis Bueuel
Cinematography:
José F. Aguayo
Music:
Gustavo Pittaluga
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Spanish,English
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Cast:
Silvia Pinal (Viridiana), Francisco Rabal (Jorge), Fernando Rey (Don Jaime), José Calvo (Don Amalio), Margarita Lozano (Ramona), José Manuel Martín (El Cojo), Victoria Zinny (Lucia), Luis Heredia (El Poca), Joaquín Roa (Don Zequiel), Lola Gaos (Enedina), Teresa Rabal (Rita)
Awards:
Cannes 1961 (Golden Palm)

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Luis Bunuel's scandalous masterpiece received a standing ovation and the Golden Palm at the 1961 Cannes Festival before being denounced by the Vatican as blasphemous and banned in Spain until 1977.

The story follows the life of a young novice, Viridiana, on the verge of taking her final vows as a nun. Before doing so, she visits her uncle, her long-standing benefactor. Viridiana becomes the victim of her depraved uncle’s lust, owing to her resemblance to his late wife. After she refuses to capitulate to his seduction, Viridiana’s uncle commits suicide, leaving the estate to his illegitimate son Jorge and Viridiana. She decides to use the estate as a social experiment, in which she attempts to help an assortment of beggars by giving them a place of refuge. While their corruption overpowers her goodness in a series of increasingly shocking scenes, it is becoming increasingly clear that Jorge has lost his heart to her.

“Like so many Bunuel films, Viridiana’s visual punch is delivered through indirection. In the main, everything looks as if nothing has changed in a million years and yet there is a constant sense of a madness that is about to flood the frame. Eventually it does, in one of the great dinner scenes of the movies.” (Lee Hill, Senses of Cinema)