Simon of the Desert [Simón del desierto, Simon in der Wüste]
MX,1965, R: Luis Buñuel, mit Hortensia Santoveña, Silvia Pinal, 45 Min, English Version Simon stands on top of a stone column in the middle of the desert and prays for six years, six weeks and six days. In that time, he becomes something of a saint to his people, praised for his unwavering devotion and ability to perform grand miracles in God's name. Despite Simon's counsel and ceaseless penance on their behalf, his followers seem doomed to crumble to temptation. And Simon remains plagued by unrest, uncertainty and the devil herself Land without Bread [Las Hurdes, Land ohne Brot] ES, 1933, R: Luis Buñuel mit Abel Jacqin und Alexandre O’ Neil, 30 Min, Englische Fassung A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.