petites plantes errantes
des faubourgs de Mexico-City
au ventre de leur mère
au ventre de la terre
et de la misère
enfants trop tôt adolescents
After years in Mexican exile, Buñuel returned to his native Spain to make this dark account of corruption, which was immediately banned. A young nun, full of charity, kindness, and idealistic illusions about humanity, visits her uncle and tries to help some local peasants and beggars.
“The help becomes more impertinent each day.”
Julio Mayordomo, steward
Hired as a maid by a rich family in Normandy, Celestine is forced to undergo the unpleasant habits of her insufferable hosts. Their obsessions and perversions lay bare the right-wing, fascist worldview of the provincial bourgeoisie in 1920s France.
“The best explanation of this film is that, from the standpoint of pure reason, there is no explanation.”