Arthouse1961-1970DocumentaryFranceJuan Luis Buñuel

Juan Luis Buñuel – Calanda (1966)

Calanda is a town in the province of Teruel, in Aragon, Spain. It lies on the southern fringe of the Ebro river basin, at the confluence of the Guadalope and Guadalopillo rivers.

The climate is transitional between Mediterranean and Continental. Its economy is based in agriculture, especially peaches and olives, both having a Protected Designation of Origin, Melocoton de Calanda in the case of the peach production and Aceite del Bajo Aragon in the case of the olive oil, other agricultural produce are almonds and other fruits and residual cereal production. It was the hometown of Spanish film director Luis Buñuel.

A film begun by Buñuel and completed by his son Juan-Luis, THE DRUMS OF CALANDA documents Calanda, the Spanish town where his Buñuel was born. During the Easter week, the people of Calanda play the drums without ceasing for twenty-four hours. Buñuel was highly influenced in his film-making by childhood memories of this event.

677MB | 19:57.880 | 640×464 | avi

Language(s):French & Spanish
Subtitles:Spanish – hard coded


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