Buñuel employs the beautiful Catherine Deneuve in a chilling surrealist horror story of individuals destroyed by the moral codes of a corrupt society. Set in Toledo, Spain in the 1920s, an innocent orphan girl is seduced by the aristocratic Don Lope, her Mephistophelean old guardian (Fernando Ray), whom she eventually comes to surpass in cynicism and perversity. Full of Freudian imagery and dark, outrageous humor, TRISTANA is “nothing less than the quintessential Buñuel film of all time … Never before has Deneuve’s beauty seemed more precise and enigmatic.”—Vincent Canby, The New York Times. “[The] scenes have an almost hypnotic power because Buñuel himself finds their images so fascinating … He is having at our subconscious like a surgeon.”—Roger Ebert (95 mins.)
Newly restored to its original glory by the Cohen Film Collection and Filmoteca Española, Madrid.
TRISTANA screens on Saturday, May 18 at 7p.m. and 9p.m. and Sunday May 19 at 7p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).
Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.