The Great Dictator: The Joker and the Madman
Remembrance of Things Past: The Leopard
Simon of the Desert: Damned If You Do . . .
Missing: “Who Would Care About Us If We Disappeared?”
Costa-Gavras’s film pointedly raised issues that for many people were only dimly in the air at the time, and which have become more and more unavoidable in recent years, as the United States has openly assumed its imperial role.
Viridiana: The Human Comedy
Luis Buñuel shot Viridiana in the early months of 1961, in his native Spain. It was the first film he had made there since his departure for the United States and Mexico in 1939, and he was much criticized for embarking on this return at a time when…