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Simón del Desierto

Author: Luis BuñuelJulio AlejandroGustavo AlatristeClaudio BrookSilvia PinalAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2008.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 460.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Spanish : Special edView all editions and formats
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"Tells the story of an early Christian ascetic -- modeled on Saint Simon Stylites -- who has lived atop a pillar, surrounded by a barren landscape, for six years, six months, and six days to prove his devotion to God. But the Devil, in the figure of the beautiful Silvia Pinal, huddles below, trying to tempt him down. A skeptic's vision of religious conviction, Luis Buñuel's short and sweet satire is one of his most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Surrealist films
Religious films
Fiction films
Foreign films
Motion pictures
Spanish language films
Spanish-language films
Drama
Humor
Teatro
Named Person: Simeon Stylites, Saint; Simeon Stylites, Saint
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Buñuel; Julio Alejandro; Gustavo Alatriste; Claudio Brook; Silvia Pinal; Enrique Alvarez Félix; Hortensia Santovena; Francisco Reiguera; Luis Aceves Castañeda; Enrique García Álvarez; Antonio Bravo; Enrique del Castillo; Eduardo MacGregor; Gabriel Figueroa; Raul Lavista; Emilio Maillé; Michael Wood; Criterion Collection (Firm); Janus Films.; Video Mercury Films, S.A.; Rumba Productions.; Ciné Cinéfil (Firm); PM Audiovisuel (Firm); Centre Georges Pompidou.
ISBN: 1604651180 9781604651188
OCLC Number: 276784035
Language Note: Spanish dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Based on a story by Luis Buñuel.
Special features: A Mexican Buñuel (1997 ; ca. 56 min. ; sd., col. & b&w ; Rumba Productions et Ciné Cinéfil presentent ; A Rumba Productions, PM Audiovisuel, Ciné Cinéfil, Centre Georges Pompidou production ; a film by Emilio Maillé ; realisation, Emilio Maillé ; Montage, Octavio Iturbe ; commentaire dit par, Alexandra Stewart (version anglaise), François Marthouret (version française), Claudette Maillé (version espagnole) ; image, Emilio Maillé, Xavier Perez Grobet, Jean Michel Humeau, Damien Morisot, Ben Fauveau) ; Silvia Pinal (interview filmed exclusively for the Criterion Collection in Mexico City, January, 2006 ; ca. 7 min. ; Spanish with English subtitles ; Producer, Kim Hendrickson, ©2009, The Criterion Collection) ; In-container guide contains new essay by Michael Wood and a reprinted interview with Buñuel.
Originally produced in 1965.
Some credits from booklet; edition from container; series numbering from container spine.
Credits: Photography, Gabriel Figueroa ; editing, Carlos Savage Jr. ; music, Raul Lavista.
Cast: Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal, Enrique Alvarez Félix, Hortensia Santoveña, Francisco Reiguera, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Enrique García Alvarez, Antonio Bravo, Enrique del Castillo, Eduardo MacGregor.
Description: 1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono ; full screen presentation (1.33:1 aspect ratio).
Contents: A Mexican Buñuel / directed by Emilio Maillé (56 min. documentary).
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 460.
Other Titles: A Mexican Buñuel.
Simon of the Desert
Responsibility: Janus Films ; guión y dialogos de Luis Buñuel y Julio Alejandro ; producción, Gustavo Alatriste ; dirección, Luis Buñuel.

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"Tells the story of an early Christian ascetic -- modeled on Saint Simon Stylites -- who has lived atop a pillar, surrounded by a barren landscape, for six years, six months, and six days to prove his devotion to God. But the Devil, in the figure of the beautiful Silvia Pinal, huddles below, trying to tempt him down. A skeptic's vision of religious conviction, Luis Buñuel's short and sweet satire is one of his most renowned works of surrealism." -- Container.

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