- 1961 ----- b & w ----- 90 min ----- vhs
(Directed by Luis Bunuel; with Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey) Luis Bunuel's outrageous and devastating attack on religion and society. Viridiana, about to take her vows as a nun, takes to pure Christian life by organizing a haven for a blind man, a leper, a cripple and a beggar. Full of Freudian symbolism, the film ends in a famous orgy of destruction, containing Bunuel's blasphemous scene of the Last Supper.
(In Spanish with English subtitles)
(Restricted to classroom use only)
- Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, Religions: Christian, Romance Languages and Literature)