Rosita Quintana, Fernando Soler, Víctor Manuel Mendoza, Matilde Palou,

“Of the delightful film Susana (the French distributors ‘enriched’ it by calling her ‘perverse’), [Luis] Buñuel says ‘My worst film!’ He is certainly right if one looks at the film without knowing its author, who, finding himself saddled with a frightful melodrama replete with every known cliché, attempted to demolish the idiocy by exaggeration. The dialectical bridge from quantity to quality gives, in this instance, some surprising results. An extremely loose young woman spreads consternation throughout the hacienda of an ultra-bourgeois family. The girl is too loose, the bourgeois are too bourgeois, and Buñuel enjoys himself. After all, isn’t Susana the most sympathetic character in the film?” (Ado Kyrou).

  • Jaime Salvador
Based On
  • a story by Manuel Reachi

  • José Ortiz Ramos
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 86 mins
  • Peter Conheim
  • Luis Buñuel Film Institute

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