About Tristana

Luis Bunuel’s highly acclaimed story of rebellion and sexual liberation.

Set in the 1920’s, Catherine Deneuve stars as a young woman who becomes the ward to local nobleman Don Lope However, Don Lope sees Tristana as an object of sexual desire, whilst also stating she has the freedom to live her life as she wants. When Tristana eventually shows her independence, there are unexpected consequences for everyone. Despite Bunuel’s protestations, the film was Oscar nominated at the time of original release. Catherine Deneuve, on the other hand, calls it her favourite of all her films.

Dir: Luis Bunuel
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero

In Spanish with subtitles

This screening forms part of Cheltenham International Film Festival, which marks its 5th anniversary in 2023. The festival will screen new films from around the world, plus film classics and is adding television, and new live events to its programme, along with guest celebrities.

The film is so full of riches, so perfectly constructed to gain the maximum effect with the minimum of fuss, that it can be enjoyed on many levels

Daily Telegraph

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