First screened in May 2004
Director: Luis Buñuel. Cast: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, Margarita Lozano, José Calvo, José Manuel Martín, Maruja Isbert, Lola Gaos, Joaquin Roa, Luis Heredia, Victoria Zinny, Teresa Rabal. Screenplay: Julio Alejandro de Castro and Luis Buñuel (based on the novel Halma by Benito Pérez Galdós). Twitter Capsule:
The nuance and level of social critique I hope for from novels, plus a richness of image, tone, rhythm that's all Buñuel.
Complex, brave, satisfying experience by itself, even if you know nothing of Buñuel. If you do, a rewarding relay point between darkest earlier works and later, more ironic features.