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Uniform Title Viridiana (Motion picture)
Title Viridiana [videorecording] / una produccion de UNINCI S.A. ; en coproduccion con Gustavo Alatriste P.C. ; producida por UNINCI S.A. y Films 59 ; argumento y diálogos de Luis Buñuel y Julio Alejandro ; dirección, Luis Buñuel.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Sp VIR    Available
Description 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 332
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 332.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Special features: interview with Pinal (conducted by Carlos Gutiérrez & Kim Hendrickson, in Spanish with English subtitles, 14 min., 2006); excerpts from an episode of the television program "Cinéastes de notre temps" on Buñuel (1964-04-04, in French with English subtitles, b&w, 37 min.); interview with author Richard Porton (in English, 13 min., 2006); U.S. theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Booklet includes an essay by author Michael Wood ("The human comedy") and an interview with Buñuel ("The return to Spain", conducted by José de la Colina and Tomás Pérez Turrent for their book "Objects of desire : conversations with Luis Buñuel", edited and translated into English by Paul Lenti).
Credits Cinematography, Jose F. Aguayo ; editing by Pedro Del Rey ; musical direction, Gustavo Pitaluga.
Cast Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, Jose Calvo, Margarita Lozano, Jose Manuel Martin, Victoria Zinny, Luis Heredia, Joaquin Roa, Lola Gaos, Maruja Isbert, Teresita Rabal.
Summary "Novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism"--Container.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Spanish dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Catholic women -- Spain -- Drama.
Novitiate -- Drama.
Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Drama.
Lust -- Drama.
Monasticismo y órdenes religiosas de mujeres -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Melodrama
Motion pictures, Spanish.
Criterion collection
Added Author Pinal, Silvia Actor.
Rabal, Francisco, 1926-2001 Actor.
Rey, Fernando, 1917-1994. Actor.
Calvo, Pepe Actor.
Lozano, Margarita, 1931- Actor.
Martín, José Manuel, 1960- Actor.
Zinny, Victoria. Actor.
Heredia, Luis. Actor.
Roa, Joaquín, 1895-1981. Actor.
Gaos, Lola, 1924-1993. Actor.
Isbert, María, 1917- Actor.
Rabal, Teresita. Actor.
Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983 Director. Screenwriter.
Alejandro, Julio, 1906-1995 Screenwriter.
Films 59 (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Human comedy.
Return to Spain.
ISBN 0780030621
Standard No. 037429212622
Music No. VIR040 Criterion Collection

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