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This Strange Passion

Luis Buñuel Mexico, 1953

Martin Wilson's rating of the film Él

HE waits decades to cross paths with his perfect woman. It is total love, at a glance. Poe described this, when writing about love at first sight, as "electric sympathy." Men, maybe, are more wired up for this unnerving but exhilarating experience. Despite its close proximity to obsession, there is a certainty here that can't be denied. SHE, though, may have slowly increasing doubts. This is THE case study. Sublime.