Viridiana Movie Review Summary

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VIRIDIANA is a movie directed by spanish director Luis Bunuel that has won the Cannes Festival 1961 Palme d'Or.
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Viridiana is a young girl who is about to make her vows as a nun. Just before this decision, she spends a few days at her uncle's farm who tries one night to rape her. This event changes completely her life.

A lot of sarcasms about religion in this movie which was condemned by the Vatican and not shown in Spain until 1977.
A classic.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fights between haves and have-nots    -   religious issues Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Uncle Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   rape    -   molestation Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of animal care

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts

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