Simon of the Desert

Directed by Luis Buñuel

‘A playful little travesty on the temptations of St. Simeon Stylites’ (Pauline Kael), a fifth-century anchorite who preached for 37 years from atop a desert column, SIMON OF THE DESERT is a ‘shaggy-saint story’ that takes glee in the idiosyncrasies of saintliness. + Spain, 1932, 27m Buñuel’s famous documentary portrait of a poor northern Spanish region is unflinching in its depiction of the fallout of poverty.

45 minutes

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