Official screening

  • saturday, 2 september 2023
Sala Corinto
by Carlos Saura
with Alfredo Mayo, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Ismael Merlo

(1966, Spain, 87')

Restoration Video Mercury Films

Shot as Franco’s regime was enjoying full establishment, The Hunt (1966) shows the delirious, twisted psychology of three Spanish Civil War veterans during a rabbit hunting party, under the naïve eye of the child of one of the hunters. In a desert-like scenery – a Biblical reference to Ezekiel’s Valley of Dry Bones – the camera seems to be able to arrive whenever it wants through the filter of an allusive black and white film. It dives deep into the reasons of man overpowering nature, the strong overpowering the weak. The two figures – man and nature – develop in parallel, between psyche and weakness, past and present.

Venice pays homage to the great Spanish maestro, a rightful heir of Buñuel and...

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