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Termin: Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2023, 20 Uhr im Kino des DFF
Film: TRISTANA, Mexiko 1970, 94 Min.
Lecture: Jordi Xifra (Barcelona), Tristana: The Impulse of Memory and ReputationVortrag in englischer Sprache
is no exaggeration to state that TRISTANA (1970) is a film that works
like a shock. Suddenly, when it looks like it’s heading towards a
canonical conclusion, Buñuel suspends his complacency and leaves the
audience in a state of astonishment, undermining any sense of certainty.
We receive a shock that dilutes what we had understood, imposing itself
on us as if everything in it were yet to be comprehended. This refers
of course, to the series of images at the end of the film that rewinds
the story, redirecting it again to the beginning. A set of images
offered to us as a final coda whose meaning is hard to grasp: is it the
exception that proves the rule? During the film, other moments provoke
in the audience the same effect. What do those enunciative gestures
bring about? What meaning can we attribute to them? What link do they
have with the rest of Buñuel’s films? This presentation will try to
answer these questions with the aid of Gilles Deleuze’s concept of the
Jordi Xifra is professor of the
Department of Communication at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) and
director of Centro Buñuel Calanda, the foundation devoted to promote
and preserve the life and work of Luis Buñuel. He has edited the
conversations of Max Aub and Buñuel, and Buñuel’s complete literary