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Simon of the Desert

Genres: Foreign, Drama, Criterion Collection, Faith / Spirituality, Mexico, Satire, Short Film, Latin, Latino Drama, Foreign Drama

Cast: Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal

Director: Luis Buñuel

Synopsis: SIMON OF THE DESERT is Luis Bunuel's wicked and wild take on the life of devoted ascetic Saint Simeon Stylites, who waited atop a pillar surrounded by a barren landscape for six years, six months, and six days, in order to prove his devotion to God. Yet the devil, in the figure of the beautiful Silvia Pinal, huddles below, trying to tempt him down. A skeptic's vision of human conviction, Bunuel's short and sweet satire is one of the master filmmaker's most renowned works of surrealism.

Language: Spanish

Country of Origin: Mexico

Production Year: 1965


  • ""Powerful, funny, startling."", The New York Times
  • ""Perfect filmmaking...BuNuel's wit is piercingly sharp, his timing impeccable."", Dave Kehr, The Chicago Reader

Simon of the Desert
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