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Tristana Reviews

July 14, 2014
The rigid rituals of duty and honor form an inextricable bond of pleasure and degradation, of sex and death-and render sin all the more exciting.
February 21, 2013
You can almost sense the director's pleasure in taking apart the duplicities of a patriarchal Spanish society, the long-standing sexual double standard for men and one young woman's revolt against convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2012
As much as this tale of bent love runs in the ruts of its maker's obsessions, it has an undertow that's impossible to shake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2008
As Don Lope, Fernando Rey is superb.
June 24, 2006
Rey is brilliant as the mephistophelean, anti-clerical Socialist, dandy and outmoded master of social graces: father, lover and husband all in one.
October 23, 2004
A haunting study of a human relationship in which the power changes hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 20, 2003
Viridiana is his undoubted masterpiece, but Tristana is more pure and more consistent, less ambiguous and more complex.
January 1, 2000
Bu˝uel conjures with Freudian imagery, outrageous humor, and a quiet, lyrical camera style to create one of his most complex and complete works, a film that continues to disturb and transfix.