Spanish Film Screening in Mumbai!
A screening of a renowned Spanish film with English subtitles.
Viridiana is a 1961 Spanish-Mexican film directed by Luis Buñuel and produced by Gustavo Alatriste. It is loosely based on Halma, a novel by Benito Pérez Galdós. Viridiana was the co-winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival. According to Derek Malcolm (The Guardian): “People have said that Buñuel was first and foremost a Spaniard and then a surrealist, and it is no accident that the ending of Viridiana resembles that of L'Age d'Or, his great surrealist masterpiece made 30 years previously. But there's despair about this film, which wasn't in that earlier work. "I should like", he once famously said, "to make even the most ordinary spectator feel that he is not living in the best of all possible worlds". The forces of darkness, he suggests, await us all. The perfect candidate for Prozac then. But then we would never have had Viridiana, one of the great feel-bad movies of all times. “