This 27-minute film is the result of Bunuel’s visit to Las Hurdes, a miserably poor section of Spain, where the director’s typically pitiless gaze takes in the starving, the inbred, the sick. It is a catalog of horrors, offered in Bunuel’s uninflected style (including a just-the-facts narrator), which makes the degradation seem all the more intense.

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