V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Abismos de pasión

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Abismos de pasión

Luis Buñuel
Mexiko, 1954
90min, OmeU

Bild: Sammlung Österreichisches Filmmuseum Bild: Sammlung Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Abismos de pasión

Luis Buñuel
Mexiko, 1954
, 90min, OmeU

Actors: 
Irasema Dilián
Catalin
Jorge Mistral
Alejandro
Ernesto Alonso
Eduardo
Lilia Prado
Isabel
Screenplay: 
Luis Buñuel
Julio Alejandro de Castro
Arduino Dino Maiuri
Sound: 
Eduardo Arjona
Galdino Samperio
Camera: 
Agustín Jiménez
Editor: 
Carlos Savage
Composer: 
Raúl Lavista
Decoration: 
Edward Fitzgerald
Costume: 
Armando Valdés Peza

Production: 
Tepeyac
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White
based on a story by Luis Buñuel, inspired by «Wuthering Heights» (1847) by Emily Brontë

This “Wuthering Heights” is nothing if not Spanish in its tone. It’s also Roman Catholic down to its toes in the way that it reflects the particular obsessions of the self-described nonbeliever who made it. It’s still the tale of the mystical, all-consuming love of the well-born Cathy (here named Catalina) for her childhood sweetheart, the handsome, rudely tyrannical, former stable boy, Heathcliff, renamed Alejandro by Buñuel. The English moors are now the barren hills of rural Mexico and what once seemed to be a romantic rebellion against the genteel manners of Anglican England has now become a darker, timeless war between the forces of light and darkness. (Vincent Canby)

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