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After the death of her mother, Tristana goes to live with her guardian Don Lope, who seduces her. She runs away from Lope with a young artist named Horacio. Unable to commit to Horacio and in need of health care due to her growing cancer, Tristana returns to Don Lope.


Critic Reviews for Tristana

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Audience Reviews for Tristana

  • Jan 31, 2015
    The dubbing of Deneuve's voice into Spanish seems to diminish the impact of her performance, but sill this a fascinating story of power, hypocrisy, resentment and bitterness as seen through the eyes of two complex characters in a society dominated by religious and patriarchal values.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • May 22, 2013
    An old man (Fernando Rey) becomes obsessed with an beautiful orphan girl (Catherine Denueve) whom he adopts; she leaves him but returns when she loses her leg. All of Luis Bunuel's usual intelligence and obsessiveness is on display here, but there's little passion or magic in this melodrama that's only slightly twisted. TRISTANA serves as a breather between the masterpieces BELLE DE JOUR and DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2009
    Pretty interesting but nothing special.
    Stefan P Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2008
    Any time Bunuel and Deneuve team up you're in for a treat.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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