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This Strange Passion

Luis Buñuel Mexico, 1953

ramosbarajas's rating of the film Él

The narrative structure is uneven. The begging is somewhat slow, considering how fast the rest of the film moves. Even though we quickly catch up, the ellipses in time are jarring. Aside from that, the performances and script are strong. Buñuel's direction is powerful, and we see some elements that recur in his later films. Figueroa's photography is a standout. Overall, it is a great film from his Mexican oeuvre.