• Luis Buñuel’s Viridiana received international acclaim, winning the Palme d’Or at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival. But it didn’t please everyone. Among the most controversial films of this always provocative Spanish auteur’s long career, it was publicly condemned by the Catholic Church and banned by the Spanish government. Viewers in Los Angeles can see this once considered blasphemous film on the big screen this evening at the Egyptian Theatre. Check out the American theatrical trailer below, which didn’t shy away from addressing the film’s reputation, quoting the New York News as saying it featured “an orgy that makes the orgy in La dolce vita look like a family picnic!”

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