Tag: Luis Buñuel

The Phantom of Liberty (1974) 7.9

The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

As unusual, eccentric, and bizarre vignettes of mundane and seemingly innocuous conventions of our social and private lives success one another, somehow, Napoléon Bonaparte's troops, earthly monks, dangerous snipers, and...

Diary of a Chambermaid (1964) 7.5

Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people. The wife is frigid, her husband is always hunting (both animals and women) and her father is a shoe-f...

Simon of the Desert (1965) 8

Simon of the Desert (1965)

The ascetic Simón believes he is a sinner and decides to self-inflict a sacrifice, living like a hermit on the top of a pedestal in the middle of the desert to be closer to God and resist the temptations of the world. Hi...

Tristana (1970) 7.5

Tristana (1970)

When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-liked and well-known because of his honorable nature, despite his socialistic ...

The Milky Way (1969) 7.5

The Milky Way (1969)

Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages.::Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janei...

Un Chien Andalou (1929) 7.7

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

In a surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí, director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano. A mysteri...

That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) 7.9

That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see in flashback) how he became obs...

Los Olvidados (1950) 8.3

Los Olvidados (1950)

Hell-bent on revenge, the cocky reform-school runaway, El Jaibo, returns to his old neighbourhood in post-World-War-II Mexico City's poor and squalid slums, to reunite with his faithful gang of juvenile delinquents and s...

El (1953) 8

El (1953)

Francisco is rich, rather strict on principles, and still a bachelor. After meeting Gloria by accident, he is suddenly intent on her becoming his wife and courts her until she agrees to marry him. Francisco is a dedicate...

El bruto (1953) 7.3

El bruto (1953)

In the 50's, in a poor community in Mexico, the landlord Andrés Cabrera wants to evict his tenants to demolish the buildings and sell the land by a large amount. However, the leader of the community Carmelo González resi...

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) 7.9

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment....

Death in the Garden-1956 6.8

Death in the Garden-1956

Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. The police also confiscate the g...

The Exterminating Angel-1962 8.2

The Exterminating Angel-1962

After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room... and over the next few days all the elaborate pretenses and facades that they've built up by virtue of their position in soc...

Belle de Jour-1967 7.7

Belle de Jour-1967

Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. She loves her husband dearly, but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him. She indulges instead in vivid, kinky, erotic fantasies to entertain her ...

Viridiana-1961 8.2

Viridiana-1961

Viridiana, a young novice about to take her final vows as a nun, accedes, moved purely by a sense of obligation, to a request from her widowed uncle to visit him. Stirred by her resemblance to his late wife, he attempts ...

L’Age d’Or-1930 7.3

L’Age d’Or-1930

Bunuel's first feature has more of a plot than Un Chien Andalou (1929), but it's still a pure Surrealist film, so this is only a vague outline. A man and a woman are passionately in love with each other, but their attemp...

Johnny Got His Gun-1971 7.9

Johnny Got His Gun-1971

Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. ...