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40 Ratings

The Garden of Delights

El jardín de las delicias

Directed by Carlos Saura
Spain, 1970
Drama, Comedy


Surreal look at a family’s attempts to shock, bully, frighten, coach, and cajole Antonio Cano into regaining his memory and his management powers after an auto accident.

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The Garden of Delights Directed by Carlos Saura

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  • José Neves's rating of the film The Garden of Delights

    A filmmaker who before doing unbearable pudding-films found a possible starting point for his cinema making cryptic-critical films on Franco's dictatorial system - but even there he always had the shadows of Luís Buñuel and Luís Garcia Berlanga films. This is one is particularly relevant, mostly because of the stagings of the protagonist's past, a kind of theater in the film, its reflective consciousness.

  • FISCHER's rating of the film The Garden of Delights

    Magistrale interprétation de José Luis Lopez Vasquez dans cette œuvre d'une acerbe et cinglante acrimonie envers la bourgeoisie hispanique et le régime franquiste qui ne se sont pas leurrés sur la violente charge contre leurs institutions en interdisant in facto la projection du film durant cinq longues années...

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