• Tristana (2000)

Tristana

Release Date: December 2nd, 2000

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

As a young woman, Tristana (Catherine Deneuve) is orphaned and taken under the guardianship of Don Lope (Fernando Rey), a respected member of the community. However, Don Lope has a weakness for women and takes advantage of his innocent charge. When Tristana falls in love with artist Horacio (Franco Nero), she must learn to be more assertive in order to achieve independence from her nefarious guardian, or her blossoming relationship with Horatio is doomed.

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero, Jesus Fernandez, Lola Gaos, Vicente Soler

Director: Luis Buñuel

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Selenia Cinematografica, Talía Films, Época Films S.A., Les Films Corona

Keywords: Emotional , Revenge , Dark , Growing up , Fall , Love , Death

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    As much as this tale of bent love runs in the ruts of its maker’s obsessions, it has an undertow that’s impossible to shake. [22 Nov. 2012] show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A few great directors have the ability to draw us into their dream world, into their personalities and obsessions and fascinate us with them for a short time. This is the highest level of escapism the movies can provide for us. show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    There are more than a few striking images and intriguing ideas to be extracted from Tristana. [10 Oct. 2012] show more

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Awards

Nominated Foreign Language Film