La Voie lactée (The Milky Way) (1969)
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While arch surrealist Luis Bunuel never made a secret of his skepticism about the existence of God, he was also raised as a strict Spanish Catholic and remained fascinated with the church's teaching throughout his life, and his obsessions with both faith and the contradictions of dogma provided the basis for this episodic satiric comedy. Jean (Laurent Terzieff) and Pierre (Paul Frankeur) are two threadbare vagabonds who are making their way from Paris to Spain on a pilgrimage to Santiago de
Mar 15, 1969 Wide
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Everything is photographed straightforwardly, in cheerful but not bilious color, and seen with documentary-like clarity.
A bit of a poor relation among the magnificent films of Buñuel's late period, but rarely shown and well worth seeing.
You can feel the master laughing heartily at his own hijinks, and that takes away all pretension and makes the film interesting.
Though not unanimously considered one of the director's greatest works, The Milky Way may be one of his most poignant explorations of true spirituality ...
describing it somewhat in the vein of teaching a humpback whale how to solve a Rubik's cube
This comical film will make any viewer question his beliefs -- from religious fanatic to rabid atheist.
I doubt such an unrelenting challenge to the Christian faith, in both its substance and its expression, has ever been made in a more easygoing fashion.
More witty than Dogma and more aesthetically refined than the original Bedazzled, the film is affectionately irreverent and adventurous storytelling.
Though highly regarded in some circles, The Milky Way may be the worst film Buñuel ever made; at the very least, it may be his most jaded and inhuman.
Most people will dislike this movie, or at least be bored to tears by it. I enjoyed it.
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