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Regarding Buñuel (2000)

A propósito de Buñuel (original title)
Documentary about spanish director Luis Buñuel.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Sancho ... (voice)
Carlos Fuentes Carlos Fuentes ... Himself
Claudio Isaac Claudio Isaac ... Himself
Michel Piccoli ... Himself
Ángela Molina ... Herself
José Bello José Bello ... Himself
Jean-Claude Carrière ... Himself
Manuel Mindán Manuel Mindán ... Himself (as Padre Manuel Mindán)
Luis Buñuel ... Himself (archive footage)
Conchita Buñuel Conchita Buñuel ... Herself
Margarita Buñuel Margarita Buñuel ... Herself
Román Gubern Román Gubern ... Himself
José Luis Barros José Luis Barros ... Himself
Emilio Sanz de Soto Emilio Sanz de Soto ... Himself
Salvador Dalí ... Himself (archive footage)
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Documentary about spanish director Luis Buñuel.

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Mexico | Spain | France | USA

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Spanish | French | English

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9 June 2000 (Mexico) See more »

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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This title is featured on the 2-Disc Criterion Collection DVD for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), released in 2000. See more »

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'You believe in God, I believe in mystery'
31 July 2001 | by rogierrSee all my reviews

Different people explain in this fine documentary how Luis Buñuel started to invent surrealist cinematic imagery and why he wanted to shock people and why he despises organized religion, faith and of course certain bourgeoisie. The importance of Toledo (to Jose Bello, Dali, Buñuel and Lorca) is explained and what impact Velazquez, Goya and Cervantes had in Buñuel's films. Also explained is why the acting in his films is always sober and never over-acted (i.e. use of eyebrows and nodding etc.). Although it is in chronological order from birth to death, it somehow does not feel complete. But a documentary can't really fathom ALL essential factors in the life and work of such an icon in cinema in 98 minutes, when 8 minutes are spent on how Buñuel used to drink his Martini's.

'I discovered cinema in 1908 as an attraction at the carnival: a simple technical discovery. But it was the invasion of something totally new in our Medieval universe.'

More than twenty friends, actors, cinematographers, family and writers are interviewed and there are many excerpts from most of Buñuel's films. Luis Bunuel even has some screen time as he is interviewed (that must be at least 18 years before the making of this documentary). I was disappointed that neither cinematographer Edmond Richard, who shot Bunuel's last three films and Le Proces (Welles, 1963), wasn't interviewed nor Fernando Rey. Another flaw is that Buñuel is made into a hero, while he made mistakes too: e.g. why was it that he never worked with Dali again after l'Age d'or? Wasn't that because of major differences in the visual ideas of Buñuel and Dali? The riot over l'Age d'or is illustrated though. I was delighted to see that the emphasis in this documentary is on Buñuel as a person and on his surrealist freedom. If you like one or more of the films by Buñuel, you will want to see this (twice).

9/10


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