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Film: VIRIDIANA
Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 7:00pm

Event: Film: VIRIDIANA
Daily June 10, 2007 Starts: June 10 Sunday 7:00PM

VIRIDIANA
SPAIN/MEXICO 1961
Director: LUIS BUNUEL
Sun Jun 10 7:00 PM Whitsell Auditorium

Buquel returned to Spain after a 23-year exile to direct this devastating attack on religion and society. Although immediately banned by the Franco government?who found it no more likable than his
scandalous L'AGE D'OR?it found an international audience by winning the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Viridiana (Sylvia Pinal), a pious innocent about to take her vows, is sent by her Mother
Superior to visit her lonely uncle and is more than shocked when he suggests she slip into his dead wife's wedding dress, stretch out in a coffin, and put on a crown of thorns. Fleeing the convent, she sets out to pursue an independent Christian life but discovers that her religion is not only corrupt, but is corrupting. Buquel's favorite themes?sexuality, religion, and madness?climax with his infamously
blasphemous vision of the Last Supper as a banquet of drunken thieves, beggars, and whores. (91 min)

What: VIRIDIANA (1961) LUIS BUNUEL
Format: 35mm Film
When: June 10 @ 7:00pm
Where: Northwest Film Center, 1219 SW Park Ave (Portland Art Museum) Admission: FREE for PSU students, faculty and staff with ID


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