Viridiana Viridiana

Viridiana

Luis Buñuel

 
Viridiana (Criterion DVD)

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  • Spain
  • 1961
  • 90 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.66:1
  • Spanish
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  • Spine #332

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.

Credits

DirectorLuis Buñuel
ScreenplayLuis Buñuel and Julio Alejandro
CinematographyJosé F. Aguayo
EditingPedro del Rey
Musical directionGustavo Pitaluga

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • New video interviews with Silvia Pinal and author Richard Porton
  • Excerpts from a 1964 episode of Cinèastes de notre temps on Luis Buñuel’s early career
  • U.S. release trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: A booklet featuring Michael Wood and an interview with Buñuel

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

Viridiana: The Human Comedy

By Michael Wood May 22, 2006

Luis Buñuel shot Viridiana in the early months of 1961, in his native Spain. It was the first film he had made there since his departure for the United States and Mexico in 1939, and he was much . . . Read more »

Clippings

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February 09, 2011

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Film Essays

Viridiana: The Human Comedy

By Michael Wood May 22, 2006

Luis Buñuel shot Viridiana in the early months of 1961, in his native Spain. It was the first film he had made there since his departure for the United States and Mexico in 1939, and he was much . . . Read more »