Tristana, reflections

Unlike many of Luis Buñuel’s films, Tristana is shockingly mild in its surrealism, which is what perhaps makes the film far more mysterious as you watch it. It is, in fact, quite a simple story at first glance. A woman dies leaving her daughter in the care of a gentleman, Don Lope, who in turn… Continue reading Tristana, reflections

Journey to Italy, reflections

From the first scene, a banal drive across a beautiful Italian landscape, the attitudes are already set. You see Katherine (Ingrid Bergman) paying drastic attention to the road, busy at the wheel of the car, while her husband Alex (George Sanders) nearly falls asleep, disassociated from the foreign land around him, and already complaining about… Continue reading Journey to Italy, reflections