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Movies with the Meadows: SPAIN AND THE OSCARS | Tristana (PG-13, 1970)

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November 9, 2023

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Every year, the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of Spain submits a single film to the Academy Awards for consideration for the Best International Feature Film award. Although not every submitted film garners an actual nomination or wins the Oscar, they all represent high achievement in Spanish cinema. This fall, as the Meadows Museum celebrates American enthusiasm for Spain in the exhibition Spanish Light: Sorolla in American Collections, we are proud to collaborate with Dallas Film to present a selection of Spanish films that were considered for an Academy Award.

Tristana is often called Luis Buñuel’s most Spanish film. After the death of her mother, young Tristana goes to live with her guardian, Don Lope, an older man who eventually breaks through his façade of respectability and seduces her. When Tristana meets a young painter who falls in love with her, she decides to radically change the course of her life. Tristana was Spain’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for 1970.

Spanish with English subtitles | 95 minutes
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some disturbing images

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