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Land Without Bread

Alternative title
Hurdes, Las
Synopsis
A bleak study of the Hurandos, inhabitants of a poor region near Salamanca, in north-east Spain. Living hopelessly in a barren wasteland, ridden with disease, superstition and ignorance, they let their children die unattended; freaks and morons are numerous too. The villagers are so degraded that they have virtually no folklore, but have a gold-bedecked church. Music by Johannes Brahams.*
Language
English
Country
Spain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. b&w. 29 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1932
Availability
Hire
Subjects
Geography; Sociology
Keywords
poverty; Spain

Credits

Director
Luis Buñuel
Producer
Ramón Acín
Writer
Pierre Unik
Contributor
Eli Lotar

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Contemporary Films

Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 7950
Address
British Film Institute
21 Stephen Street
London W1P 2LN
Notes
Administrative address: Unit H Spectrum House, Gordon House Road, London NW5 1LP, tel: 020 7482 6204, fax: 020 7284 2809, email: inquiries@contemporaryfilms.com, http://www.comtemporaryfilms.com

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