Tristana 2012 PG-13

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After the death of her mother, young Tristana goes to live with her guardian, Don Lope, an older man who eventually breaks through his façade of respectability and seduces her. She repays him a hundred fold, preying on his jealousy and taunting him with perverse whimsies.

Starring:
Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

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Tristana

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Genres Drama
Director Luis Buñuel
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey
Supporting actors Franco Nero, Lola Gaos, Antonio Casas, Jesús Fernández, Vicente Soler, José Calvo, Fernando Cebrián, Antonio Ferrandis, José María Caffarel, Cándida Losada, Joaquín Pamplona, Mary Paz Pondal, Juanjo Menéndez, José Blanch, Alfredo Santacruz, Sergio Mendizábal, Luis Aller, Luis Rico
Studio Entertainment One
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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A very charming story with very original plot twists.
TuffCustomer
Rey has always been a good actor, and shows it here again.
Hard critic
The combination of actors and director make a great film.
Elliott Kirk Verner

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Released in 1970, this late period Buñuel classic serves up exactly what you might expect of the master. With requisite jabs at government, religion, and class distinction, I've always felt like "Tristana" was one of Buñuel's most straightforward efforts. There is sly humor, to be sure, and surrealistic undertones that distinguish his style. But those touches aren't as overt as you might anticipate and we're left with a uncomfortable tale of obsession and shifting sexual mores. Nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar, this is also reputed to be one of leading lady Catherine Deneuve's favorite roles. Deneuve had worked with Buñuel previously on the iconic "Belle de Jour" (still the most classic Deneuve role, to my mind), but here she had the opportunity to really get into a complex and developing heroine. She starts as an inquisitive innocent, fosters resentment, gains independence, and shoots into vengeful villainy. This is really, at heart, a tale of one dysfunctional relationship that is a long standing battle for dominance. But when both parties try to get the upper hand, can there ever be a satisfying conclusion or victory?

The great Fernando Rey (also a Buñuel veteran, most notably he went on to do 1972's The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie and 1977's That Obscure Object Of Desire) plays a nobleman who has position, if not exactly much money. When Deneuve's mother dies, Rey takes in young Tristana and becomes a doting paternal figure. However, he seems to have other designs as he molds the young girl to his specifications. Taking her as a lover, the two spend many years together. But as Tristana gets older, she wants to experience more of life and her feelings start to turn to resentment, than to indifference, and finally to vengeance.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TuffCustomer on July 11, 2013
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Great acting.A very charming story with very original plot twists.Great scenery.Great supporting actors.Great cinematography.

A very fine Bunuel film.

I'd recommend this film to anyone who wants to explore the subtleties of the "war between the sexes";the nature of power and seduction;and role reversal.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elliott Kirk Verner on July 22, 2013
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The combination of actors and director make a great film. Bunel, Rey, and Deneuve keep you wondering how it's going to turn out. Surprise.
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