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Aro Recommended Simon of the Desert


Mexico 1965, 43 minutes, Black and White
Dir. Luis Bunuel
In Spanish with English subtitles
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Cult, Classics

Topics: Religion, Period - A.D., Satire.


Aroview: A short surrealist fantasy concerning the life of Simon Stylites (Claudio Brook), an early Christian ascetic, who stood for years atop a column in the desert, given over to the contemplation of God.

Down on the ground the usual quarrels take place, with the devil (Silvia Pinal) trying to lure Simon down off his perch with all manner of temptations. Features the ‘time-travel’ finale.

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