Play Dates

July 16 – 19    New York, NY    FILM FORUM

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France/Italy, 1969
Director: Luis Buñuel
Producer: Serge Silberman
Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Michel Piccoli, Paul Frankeur
Screenwriter: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière
Cinematography: Christian Matras
Music: Luis Buñuel
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 102 minutes

Two tramps travel across France - and through time - on a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James in Spain, encountering the Devil, Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, the Marquis de Sade, and a roadside prostitute along the way.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Goes about its business with a comic, masterly cool that is more remorseless than anything Buñuel's done before."
- Vincent Canby, The New York Times

"A slapstick road movie pinned on obscure points of Catholic theology."
- SF Weekly

- Janet Flanner, The New Yorker

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