Viridiana

(1961)

Overview

Viridinia is preparing to start her life as a nun when she is sent, somewhat unwillingly, to visit to her aging uncle, Don Jaime. He supports her; but the two have met only once. Jaime thinks Viridinia resembles his dead wife. Virdinia has secretly despised this man all her life and finds her worst fears proven when Jaime grows determined to seduce his pure niece. Viridinia becomes undone as her uncle upends the plans she had made to join the convent.

  1. Luis Buñuel

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Benito Pérez Galdós

    Novel

  3. Julio Alejandro

    Screenplay

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • May 17, 1961
    Premiere

    Meaning

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

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