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Tristana

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Spain, Italy, France
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1970

Rated PG-13 · 1h 35m

Director Luis Buñuel
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero, Lola Gaos
Genre Drama
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Tristana is a young woman left in the care of her guardian Don Lope after the death of her parents. Don, however, has less than innocent intentions for his ward. At the same time, Tristana falls for an artist named Horacio. What follows is a story of love, abuse, and a woman seeking respect in a society unwilling to accommodate her.

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Slant Magazine by

There are more than a few striking images and intriguing ideas to be extracted from Tristana. [10 Oct. 2012]
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Los Angeles Times by Betsy Sharkey

The film, which came out in 1970 after a censorship battle with the Franco regime, catches — and releases — all the tension of shifting sexual mores. You can almost sense the director's pleasure in taking apart the duplicities of a patriarchal Spanish society. [21 Feb. 2013]
100

Chicago Reader by Dave Kehr

Buñuel conjures with Freudian imagery, outrageous humor, and a quiet, lyrical camera style to create one of his most complex and complete works, a film that continues to disturb and transfix.
100

Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

A few great directors have the ability to draw us into their dream world, into their personalities and obsessions and fascinate us with them for a short time. This is the highest level of escapism the movies can provide for us.
88

Boston Globe by Ty Burr

As much as this tale of bent love runs in the ruts of its maker’s obsessions, it has an undertow that’s impossible to shake. [22 Nov. 2012]

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