Friday, May 3, 2013

The Great Scenes # 50: Viridiana (1961)

Directed by Luis Bunuel
 
Writer-director Luis Bunuel is a well-known outspoken atheist and he has satired religion in many of his films. The greatest among them is Viridiana, a film about a very devoutly religious young woman who hesitantly accepts an invitation to visit her uncle, complications ensue when he tries to rape her. She decides to stay after he dies and open his farm to the less fortunate. Among all the films that have criticized and satirized religion, this is his best. This scene is a highlight. The beggars she invited decide to have feast in the house and they pretty much trash the place and at one point recreates Da Vinci's Last Supper. I'm actually not an atheist but this is a crazy great scene. 

1 comment:

YeamieWaffles said...

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