Simon of the Desert* (San Simeon del Desierto)

  • 1965 ----- b & w ----- 43 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed and written by Luis Bunuel; with Silvia Pinal, Claudio Brook, Hortensia Santovana, Jesus Fernandez Martinez) Luis Bunuel's outrageous satire of the Church has St. Simon sitting on top of a pillar in the Mexican desert, haunted by the Devil (a woman) in all forms. Often called the greatest short film of all time, Bunuel's wit has never been more deadly, his surrealist vision never clearer. (In Spanish with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, Religions: Christian, Romance Languages and Literature)