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914 Ratings

The Milky Way

La voie lactée

Directed by Luis Buñuel
France, 1969
Comedy, Drama


Two French beggars, present-day pilgrims en route to Spain’s holy city of Santiago de Compostela, serve as narrators for an anticlerical history of heresy, told with absurdity and filled with images that rank among Luis Buñuel’s most memorable. A hotly debated work from cinema’s greatest skeptic.

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The Milky Way Directed by Luis Buñuel

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1969 | Winner: Interfilm Award (Out of Competition)

The New York Film Festival


Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente


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