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Film Fest Gent - Viridiana
Viridiana (1961)

director: Luis Buñuel

composer: Gustavo Pittaluga
With: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, a.o.

duration: 90 minutes
Drama, Comedy


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In the presence of: Daniël Biltereyst

A blasphemous, anticlerical film about a novice who gets raped by her elderly Uncle. After her uncle commits suicide and leaves his home to her, Viridiana feels she needs to repent and invites beggars to stay at the house, where she can offer them sustenance and moral education. When Viridiana is out one day, the beggars start a rambunctious party and orgy, and ultimately attempt to rape Viridiana when she returns. At its premiere in 1961 in Cannes, the film was met with outrage and even banned by the Vatican and the Spanish government.

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Screening dates: Viridiana

Studio Skoop Wed 9 Oct 2019 20:00 - 21:30 (90 min)
Studio Skoop Sat 12 Oct 2019 17:00 - 18:30 (90 min)
Kinepolis Gent
Special guests: Daniël Biltereyst (professor)
Tue 15 Oct 2019 10:00 - 11:30 (90 min)


director: Luis Buñuel
screenplay: Julio Alejandro & Luis Buñuel
producer: Gustavo Alatriste
composer: Gustavo Pittaluga
Editor: Pedro del Rey
Cinematography: Jose F. Aguayo

production company: Unión Industrial Cinematográfica (UNINCI)

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dialogue: Spanish, English
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Spain - Mexico
year: 1961


LUIS BUNUEL (1900-1983): Un chien andalou (short, 1929), L'Âge d'or (1930), Las Hurdes (short, 1933), ¿Quién me quiere a mí? (Co-Director, 1936), ¡Centinela, alerta! (Co-Director, 1937), Gran Casino (1947), El gran calavera (1949), Los olvidados (1950), Susana (1951), La hija del engaño (1951), Subida al cielo (1952), Una mujer sin amor (1952), El bruto (1953), Él (1953), La ilusión viaja en tranvía (1954), Abismos de pasión (1954), Robinson Crusoe (1954), Ensayo de un crimen (1955), El río y la muerte (1955), Cela s'appelle l'aurore (1955), La Mort en ce jardin (1956), Nazarín (1959), La fièvre monte à El Pao (1959), The Young One (1960), Viridiana (1961), El ángel exterminador (1962), Le Journal d'une femme de chambre (1964), Simón del desierto (1965), Belle de Jour (1967), La Voie lactée (1969), Tristana (1970), Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972), Le Moine (1972), Le Fantôme de la liberté (1974), Cet obscur objet du désir (1977).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,66

Other festival films by director Luis Buñuel

2014:Belle de jour
2003:Le journal d'une femme de chambre
1997:Belle de jour
1997:Un Chien andalou
1993:Los Olvidados
1985:La Voie Lactée
1978:L'Âge d'Or
1978:Simón del Desierto
1978:Un Chien andalou

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