Tristana (1970)


Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB

France/Italy/Spain, 1970, , , .  Screen story by Luis Bunuel, Screenplay by , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Luis Bunuel, .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1970.

Luis Bunuel reunites with his Belle De Jour star Catherine Deneuve for another classic. After her mother dies, Deneuve is left in the care of a wealthy, older gentleman () who, despite being an honourable man, eventually becomes obsessively in love with his little charge. He seduces her, though he makes sure to let her know that she is under no obligation to him and is free as a bird in respect to their relationship. also appears as a young suitor to Deneuve. Bunuel’s wonderful story has the usually wry, devilishly clever outcome that all his films feature.

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