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aka - Land Without Bread
Spain 1932
Directed by
Luis Bunuel
30 minutes
Rated PG

Reviewed by
Bernard Hemingway
4.5 stars

Hurdes, Las

This outstanding documentary about poverty-striken peasants in Las Hurdes, a remote mountain region of Spain, was made by Bunuel after his surrealist classic L'Age D'Or and was effectively his last film for 20 years. As usual, Bunuel's sympathy for life's underdogs and antipathy to social and religious injustice shines, and the combination of haunting silent images and simple voice-over narration is unforgettable.

DVD Extras: A Proposito De Bunuel, a 98m 2000 documentary on the director's life and work. Comes in a handsome 2 disc set that includes the Bunuel/Dali art cinema classic, Un Chien Andalou.

Available from: Umbrella Entertainment




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