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12 February 2020: Viridiana

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Viridiana
Luis Buñuel, 1961, 90 min
Spanish with English subtitles

Banned in Spain and denounced by the Vatican, Luis Buñuel’s irreverent vision of life as a beggar’s banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece. In it, novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism. Winner of the Palme d’or at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival, Viridiana is as audacious today as ever.

Read the film's producer Pere Portabella's account of Viridiana's denouncement here.


Screening as part of our essential cinema series.

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