The Milky Way(La voie lactée)

  • Dir: Luis Buñuel

  • France/West Germany/Italy, 1969, French, 101mins, DCP

  • Cast: Paul Frankeur, Laurent Terzieff, Alain Cuny

Buñuel’s religious parable follows two pilgrims who make their way from France to Spain. En route they come across a series of extraordinary personages from the history of Catholicism, including Priscillian, the Virgin Mary and the devil. Through all the miracles and magical encounters, the absurd discussions of theology, and the nonsensical debates on the true meaning of Trinity, Buñuel blends his sense of creative revolt and comedic disrespect in this across-time pilgrimage that grapples with the contradictions between faith and faithfulness, while denouncing the dogmatic certitudes of both the orthodox and the heretical.

Berlin International Film Festival: Interfilm Award

5/2 (Sun): Seminar with Long Tin and Geoffrey Wong


In-theatre Screening