Viridiana

feature film, 1961

DIRECTED BY: Luis Buñuel

Viridiana

CAST:
Silvia Pinal (Viridiana),
Francisco Rabal (Jorge),
Fernando Rey (Don Jaime),
José Calvo,
Margarita Lozano (Ramona)

SCRIPT:
Julio Alejandro,
Luis Buñuel (based on novel by Benito Pérez Galdós)

PHOTOGRAPHY:
José F. Aguayo

Synopsis:
This was Buńuel’s first film made in Spain after 25 years of exile. It won the Golden Palm in Cannes in 1961. Viridiana is a young nun who is about to take her vows. Immediately before an older nun in her convent tells Viridiana she should visit her uncle Jorge who had supported her up to then. Since Viridiana looks a lot like Jorge’s late wife, he tries to persuade the young girl to stay with him at his estate…

b/w, HD, 90 min

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