La Voie lactée (The Milky Way) (1969)
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as The Prostitute
as Virgin Mary
as Man with Cape
as French Priest
as Mother Superior
as Maitre d'Hotel
as Mme. Garnier
as The Marquis
as Lamartine Institution Directress
as The Inquisitor
as The Devil/Angel of Death
as The Jesuit
as The Jansenist
as Spanish priest
as Spanish Innkeeper
as Sister Francoise
as Condemned Man
as Young monk
as French Innkeeper
as M. Garnier
as Civil Guard Corporal
as Blind Man
as Apostle Peter
as Apostle Andrew
as Priscillian's Daughter
as Priscillian's Daughter
as Virgin in Spanish Inn
as Restaurant Maid
as Priscillian's First Deacon
Critic Reviews for La Voie lactée (The Milky Way)
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
Audience Reviews for La Voie lactée (The Milky Way)
A more modern and surralistic take "thy old pilgrimage". Bunuel is in a way critical of the religion itself which he is folding his story around, the christendom. A messy pilgrimage it is, stumbling across lots of events with roots from biblotic tales.
The bad reviews this film receives are depressing. Most people would rather watch a grown man in tights chasing 'evil-doers'. What a shame. This is not a film for idiots, I'm afraid, which means that 90% of filmgoers should just keep right on moving. For those of us who care about the world around us, and the implications of the natural order, this ought to be absolutely essential viewing. Not the very best Buñuel had to offer, but magical and transcendental in its own right.
Two down and out men travel from France to Spain for a pilgrimage, along the way meeting various absurd characters who illustrate historical Christian heresies. A remarkable Surrealist assault on religious dogmatism and hypocrisy, often using the Church's own texts against them, but it's so academic that it sometimes feels like it's all from the head, with no heart involved at all.
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