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namhafte Expert:innen aus Europa und den USA in die vielfältigen
Facetten von Buñuels Werk ein.
Termin: Donnerstag, 11. Mai 2023, 20 Uhr im Kino des DFF
Film: LOS OLVIDADOS, Mexiko 1950, 85 Min.
Lecture: Dudley Andrew (New Haven), Buñuel as Delinquent Director: Los Olvidados
Vortrag in englischer Sprache#
LOS OLVIDADOS (1950) was the third feature Luis Buñuel made after having
left Europe during the Franco takeover of Spain, and it was the first
over which he had real control. Considered a nasty national portrait in
Mexico, it gained stupendous acclaim on the continent, where it was
championed by André Bazin, with whom he would form a fast friendship. My
talk distinguishes Bunuel’s film by interrogating its subject,
delinquency. I will treat delinquency less as a theme in world cinema
than as a goad and challenge to directors from De Sica to Truffaut. LOS
OLVIDADOS maintains the central position here since Buñuel might be
termed a delinquent director, only partially reformed and re-educated to
enter civilized society, let alone the bourgeoisie. Buñuel’s pitiless
and satiric tone was not reserved for the clergy, the military, and the
upper classes; it extended to social institutions and empathetic
individuals serving the betterment of the downtrodden. His cinema would
not be tamed or compromised, since cinema to him was instinctual and
amoral. That’s why, as filmed by Bunuel, its repellent aspects make LOS
OLVIDADOS a work that retains its razor-sharp edge to slice the
sensibility of even sophisticated and jaded viewers seventy years after
Dudley Andrew is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and of Film Studies at Yale. Biographer and translator of André Bazin, he has authored What Cinema Is! and edited Opening Bazin.