3 things about Luis Buñuel’s EL

El [1953]

1. The priest tenderly kisses the boy’s foot.
2. The valet has his way with the chambermaid, then is told by the master of the house to fire her. To which the valet agrees with pleasure.
3. Laughingstock jumpcuts.

Unfortunate that this movie isn’t more widely available. It’s easily among his greatest, and it points to way to so many of his late-period classics.

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