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Simón del desierto

Luis Buñuel Mexico, 1965

ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

An enjoyable and thankfully brief black comedy by Bunuel that has a memorable ending. However, much like all of his work that deals with religion, it seems dated somewhat. In a world where South Park has made a mockery out religion for nearly 20 years, it's hard to be really impressed by something so tame that doesn't really offer anything new. Still, it's another engaging collaboration between Bunuel and Pinal.