Nothing is sacred: Privation and piety in’Simon of the desert’

  • Author(s): Cesar Albarran-Torres
  • When: 2019-06
  • Where: Screen Education
  • A surreal Mexican comedy about the temptations of a hermit sworn to spend the rest of his life on a pillar in the desert in religious contemplation, this mid-length work marked a transition point in the career of master filmmaker Luis Bunuel. While its satire is razor-sharp, the film nonetheless reflects its director's complex and at times contradictory relationship with spirituality.

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