Luis Buñuel / MX, 1958 / 94 min.
Buñuel’s uncompromising portrait of a man who follows in the footsteps of Christ to spread the good in the world is both critical and empathic. Buñuel’s film adaptation of Benito Pérez Galdós’ titular novel of 1895 is screened as part of the Andrei Tarkovsky film programme.
With associative films rich in imagery, such as Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), The Mirror (1974) and especially Stalker (1979), Andrei Tarkovsky (1932‒1986) made his name as a leading innovator of the language of cinema. This autumn, Eye presents an exhibition and film programme devoted to the celebrated filmmaker and mystic, focusing specifically on Tarkovsky’s quest for existential truth.