• Dir: Luis Buñuel

  • Mexico, 1959, Spanish, 95mins, DCP

  • Cast: Francisco Rabal, Marga López, Rita Macedo

This unflinchingly cynical film – named by Andrei Tarkovsky as one of his favourite films – follows Nazario, a righteous Catholic priest who is forced to go on a pilgrimage after hiding a murderous prostitute puts him in trouble with the law. Along his journey, he is worshipped as a miracle worker, called a heretic and finally, stigmatised as a criminal. Buñuel may have left the Jesuits and became an atheist at the age of 16, but it’s clear that religion – or precisely, religious skepticism – remained a prevailing theme throughout his career.

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