Film

Nazarín

Related Exhibition Frida Kahlo

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Buñuel's film is a study of religious idealism and harsh social realities at the end of the 19th century. Father Nazarín is a priest who lives in a Mexico City slum. His neighbors steal from him and take advantage of his literal reading of Jesus's teachings. After he shelters a prostitute injured in a fight, Nazarín is disavowed by the Catholic hierarchy and driven from his home, accompanied by two prostitutes who believe he is the new Christ.

Additional Info

Luis Buñuel, 1959, 94 min.