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Spain 1961
Directed by
Luis Bunuel
91 minutes
Rated G


4.5 stars

Viridiana

This, Bunuel's first Spanish film since Las Hurdes (1932), took out the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and many regard it as his finest moment. Although still attacking Bunuel's favourite target, the Catholic Church, the tone is less didactic and more reflective and arguably more effective in stating the director's position on instiutionalized religion than earlier comparable films such as Nazarin. BH

 

 

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