- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 12, 2013
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: Cohen Media Group
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio Commentary with Catherine Deneuve and Critic Kent Jones 2012
- Alternate Ending
- Visual Essay Featurette with Peter William Evans
- 2012 Restoration Trailer
- Original French Theatrical Trailer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 07/26/1996
"...[A] wickedly droll black comedy….This is obviously the work of a world renowned master who knew how to give every shot and scene its exact weight..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2005
"Fernando Rey gives a wonderfully droll performance..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/22/2013
"You can almost sense the director's pleasure in taking apart the duplicities of a patriarchal Spanish society..."
A.V. Club - 03/20/2013
"For a film so simply plotted, TRISTANA is thick with mystery and meaning..." -- Grade: B+
New York Times - 03/29/2013
"Buñuel's mature style can be experienced at its most pure in TRISTANA..."
Set in Toledo, Spain in the 1920s, Buñuel's masterful, comic and often erotic study of perversion, hypocrisy and disease explores the twisted relationship between Tristana and her guardian, Don Lope, who takes her in after her mother's death. Lope, an aging libertine who maintains a public image of piety while privately indulging his every desire, finds himself so deeply aroused by the beautiful young Tristana that he cannot resist seducing her. The Catholic hierarchy ignores what Lope has done to her, and preaches obedience to his teachings, causing Tristana to become enraged and begin plotting her revenge. Academy Award Nomination: Best Foreign Language Film.
Theatrical Release |
- Filmed on location in Toledo, Spain.
- The Voyager/Criterion laserdisc (CC1451L) includes both subtitled and dubbed tracks.
- Released theatrically in the USA by Maren Films.
- Produced by Epoca Films-Talia Film (Madrid), Selenia Cinematographia (Rome) and Les Films Corona (Paris).
- Color by Eastmancolor.
- Originally rated GP by the MPAA.
- Shown at the 1970 New York Film Festival.