Death in the Garden 07/30/19

Kino Classics

La mort en ce jardin  Finally out on Blu-ray in Region A, Luis Buñuel’s beautiful color adventure is a worthy jungle tale shot through with his signature negativity — it could be titled “The Bad, The Greedy and the Faithless.” The Spanish surrealist’s filmic obsessions steered toward the anarchistic, the anti-clerical and anti-bourgeois; all of his films are political, but this is one of the few that envisions an actual revolt against authority. With the presence of movie stars Simone Signoret, Georges Marchal, Charles Vanel and Michel Piccoli, this may also be the director’s most commercial feature. On Blu-ray from Kino Classics.