Director: Luis Buñuel Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/12/2013
UPC: 0741952741893
Original Release: 1970
Rating: NR
Source: Cohen Media Group
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 32,159

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Catherine Deneuve and Critic Kent Jones 2012 Alternate Ending Visual Essay Featurette with Peter William Evans 2012 Restoration Trailer Original French Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Deneuve Tristana
Fernando Rey Don Lope
Franco Nero Horacio
Lola Gaos Saturna
Jesus Fernandez Saturno
Antonio Casas Don Cosme
Mary Paz Pondal Girl
Fernando Cebrian Dr. Miquis
Luis Aller Actor
Jose Maria Caffarel Actor
Saturno Cerra Actor
Antonio Ferrandis Actor
Candida Losada Senora Burguesa
Sergio Mendizabal Professor
Vicente Roca Actor
Vincent Solder Actor
Adriano Dominguez Actor
Jose Riesgo Actor
José Calvo Bellringer
Juan Jose Menendez Don Candido

Technical Credits
Luis Buñuel Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jose Fernandez Aguayo Cinematographer
Enrique Alarcon Art Director
Julio Alejandro Screenwriter
Luis Arguello Set Decoration/Design
Juan Estelrich Executive Producer,Production Manager
Rosa Garcia Costumes/Costume Designer
Pierre Lary Asst. Director
Antonio Molina Special Effects
Pedro del Rey Editor
Julian Ruiz Makeup

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