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Tristana Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Luis Buñuel's Tristana is a surreal criticism of Catholicism and the modern world, told through the story of the title character, who is portrayed by Catherine Deneuve. Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope (Fernando Rey), the protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of the vulnerable Tristana, who leaves him when she falls in love with Horacio (Franco Nero). Unable to commit to him, she returns to Don Lope when she falls ill. He asks for her hand in marriage, and she accepts after losing her leg to cancer. She chooses to remain in a passionless union rather than be subject to the harsh realities of a society that refuses to change to the needs of women. Taken from the novel by celebrated author Benito Perez Galdos, the film -- wherein director Buñuel takes his usual jabs at religion and politics -- is a tribute to the author on the 50th anniversary of his death. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:March 29, 1970

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Luis Buñuel Best Foreign Language Film 1970 Nominee

Crew

Luis Buñuel
Director
Luis Buñuel
Producer
Luis Buñuel
Screenwriter
Julio Alejandro
Screenwriter
Pedro del Rey
Editor
Enrique Alarcon
Art Director
Juan Estelrich
Executive Producer
Luis Arguello
Set Designer
Rosa Garcia
Costume Designer
Pierre Lary
First Assistant Director
Juan Estelrich
Production Manager
Julian Ruiz
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